There will be an in-person funeral mass for Basdeo “Bas” Bachan at Our Lady of the Lake on Saturday, June 19, at 11 a.m. Mr. Bachan passed away at home on April 14, 2020, but a funeral mass could not be held at that time because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Born at home in Princes Town, Trinidad, Mr. Bachan came to the United States in 1963. He earned his bachelor’s in math from St. Peter’s College and his master’s in management science from Farleigh Dickinson University. He worked as a manager for Verizon in Newark for 35 years before retiring in 2001. He was a car enthusiast. His hobbies were gardening, restoring and maintaining cars which he would then take to British car shows. He enjoyed sharing his antique cars in the annual Verona Memorial Day Parade. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, especially his five grandchildren.
Mr. Bachan was predeceased by his mother, Gangee Bachan and his brother, Terry Bachan.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara (nee Allen) Bachan, children, David Bachan (Dana) and Jennifer Bachan-Breiten (Robert), grandchildren, Kayla, Sean, Ryan, Leah and Shane and sisters, Tara, Camille, Gola, Toy, Radika and Devatee.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Verona Volunteer Rescue Squad (12 Church Street, Verona, NJ 07044) would be appreciated.