Geri Basye, 71, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Port Charlotte. She was born November 23, 1943 in Des Moines, Iowa and moved to Punta Gorda in 1989 from Boca Raton , FL.
Geri spent her career in the banking industry and prior to retirement had served as the Vice President, Private Banking Manager of the SunTrust Punta Gorda Isles office. Geri had a great love for her community and was a member of the 1995 Leadership Charlotte Class. Geri then later became the Chairperson for the Leadership Charlotte Class of 1999, nicknamed “Geri’s Kids”. The 1999 Class worked hard and developed the Griffin Shields Draper Park in Punta Gorda.
Geri was proud to say that she lived in Punta Gorda and had a great spirit for adventure. She was a great hostess to many friend who enjoyed her bubbly personality and great sense of humor. Geri had a great love for animals and had numerous pets over her life time. Geri leaves behind Connor O’Connor, her long time loyal pet who provided her a great source of comfort and joy.
Survived by a sister-in-law, Peggy O’Conner of Calhoun, GA; three nephews, Michael Kevin O’Connor, Daniel Thomas Breen, and John Thomas Breen; three nieces, Shelly O’Connor Medders, Laurie Breen, and Sheila Marie Breen; She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Basye, a sister, Patricia Ann O’Connor and a brother, Robert E. O’Connor.
Memorial services will be held 4:00 PM Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County, 3519 Drance St, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.