Theodore ‘Ted’ A. Bashada, 89, of Uniontown and Belle Vernon passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at LaFayette Manor, Uniontown. Born November 10, 1931 in North Belle Vernon, PA he was the son of the late Michael F. and Mary Wassilchalk Bashada. A lifelong resident of North Belle Vernon, Mr. Bashada was a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church and was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army. He was formerly employed at Whg-Pgh Steel and owned and operated Bashada's Landscaping of North Belle Vernon for over 50 years. Ted was known for his flocked Christmas trees and tree sales at the Dairy Queen parking lot in Belle Vernon. Everyone got a Christmas tree from Ted whether they could afford to pay or not, was a lifelong fan and season ticket holder for BVA High School football, proudly introduced homemade soups to his sons bar The Foster House and loved watching his granddaughters play softball. Ted was mostly so proud of his grandson and three granddaughters. Proud to follow their academic accomplishments, their dancing and never missed a Belle Vernon softball game. He was one proud Pap!
He is survived by daughter Vicki Bashada of Uniontown, two sons & daughters in law Scott & Jill Bashada of York, Dave & Theresa Bashada of Belle Vernon, grandchildren Dawson Bashada, Cassidy Bashada, Haley Bashada, Natalie Bashada and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Dolores Jean Davis Bashada, infant daughter Cathy Jo Bashada, infant granddaughter Nicole Bashada, brother Michael Bashada Jr. and sister Mary Ann Minnett.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Prayers of Transfer will be held Thursday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10 am at St. Sebastian R.C. Church. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery. In accordance with state mandates masks MUST be worn and social distancing must be maintained. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the wonderful caring staff at LaFayette Manor and Pento Homecare Agency both in Uniontown.