OBITUARY

Anthony D. Baskin

June 17, 1958February 9, 2019
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Mr. Anthony D. Baskin Sr, AKA “Ricky”, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Methodist Hospital South Lake Campus. Ricky was born to Omega Baskin and Smiley (Shirley) McGowan Jr. on June 17, 1958 in Flint Michigan. Ricky graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1976 where he starred on their basketball team. Ricky was named captain of the varsity basketball team and was named to the first team All-State and All Saginaw Valley. Ricky was honored on the 1976 A.P. All-State team which was one of the finest class A teams ever chosen by the Associated Press. On that team was Ervin Magic Johnson along with Ricky on the first team. After graduating high school, he accepted a full basketball scholarship to Vincennes University which afforded him to play on another full scholarship at Oral Roberts University. As basketball came to a close he decided to enroll at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where he received his bachelor degree in communications. Ricky retired in 2013 after a 23 year career with Kimberly Clark consumer sales division. There he managed central grocers, the largest independent wholesaler/cooperative in the Chicagoland area with 450 retail members and $2 billion in annual sales. After retirement, in 2014 Ricky became a Delta Sky Club Ambassador where he worked at Midway International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, and was currently working at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Ricky leaves to celebrate his life, his lovely wife of 28 years, Rosalyn Baskin, father, Smiley (Shirley) McGowan Jr. of Boguechitto, MS; sons, Armond (Molly) Baskin of Flint, MI and D’Andra Stokes of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Danae Baskin of Merrillville, IN, brothers, Alphonso Baskin of San Francisco, CA and Zachary Baskin of Flint, MI; sister, Mitzi McGowan of Flint, MI; special sister/cousin, Thyra (Randy) Jackson of Chicago, IL; 8 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews including special niece and nephew, Neekol Baskin and LaBoyd Ricard of San Francisco, CA; special friends, Gerald (Debra) Mosley of Merrillville, IN and Kent Smith of Flint Michigan; and special cousin, Javonka Thorns. Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Omega D. Baskin, his son Anthony (Lil Rick) Baskin Jr. and brother, Michael Baskin. Mr. Baskin was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather and will truly be missed by all whose lives he touched. The family would like to thank the Methodist Hospital Oncology Unit as well as his physician Dr. Nchekwube at the Family Medicine and Wellness Center. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 12:30pm at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Ave. Crown Point, IN) with Family Hour from 11:00am - 12:30pm, after which Mr. Baskin will be taken to his home town of Flint, MI for further services on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at New Jerusalem Baptist Church (1035 E. Carpenter Road Flint, MI). Family Hour will be from 10:00am- 11:00am with services starting promptly at 11:00am. Online condolences may be left at chapellawnfunerals.com

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  • Mr. Anthony D. Baskin Sr, AKA “Ricky”, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Methodist Hospital South Lake Campus. Ricky was born to Omega Baskin and Smiley (Shirley) McGowan Jr. on June 17, 1958 in Flint Michigan. Ricky leaves to celebrate his life, his lovely wife of 28 years, Rosalyn Baskin, father, Smiley (Shirley) McGowan Jr. of Boguechitto, MS; sons, Armond (Molly) Baskin of Flint, MI and D’Andra Stokes of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Danae Baskin of Merrillville, IN, brothers, Alphonso Baskin of San Francisco, CA and Zachary Baskin of Flint, MI; sister, Mitzi McGowan of Flint, MI; special sister/cousin, Thyra (Randy) Jackson of Chicago, IL; 8 grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews including special niece and nephew, Neekol Baskin and LaBoyd Ricard of San Francisco, CA; special friends, Gerald (Debra) Mosley of Merrillville, IN and Kent Smith of Flint Michigan; and special cousin, Jovonka Thorns.
    Ricky was preceded in death by his mother, Omega D. Baskin, his son Anthony (Lil Rick) Baskin Jr. and brother, Michael Baskin.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Barbara Watkins

February 23, 2019

Gone but not forgotten. Rest in peace

Steven Green

February 22, 2019

I met Anthony Rick Baskin when he moved to Chicago, while he attended DePaul University. It was through my association with Toval Rolston is how we became friends. Within 2 hours of meeting Rick, I felt like I had known him all my life. Not only me, but my friends who met him felt the same way. I'll never forget how he would laugh and smile recalling our days of hanging out at North Pier, Wild Hare, or at his home with his family. Always dressed to impress, Rick was always clean. I'll cherish the memories of our great times together and remember him always as a trustworthy, loyal friend.

Norphlet Reeves, Jr

February 22, 2019

Rest in peace my friend

Jacqueline Robinson

February 19, 2019

My deepest condolences to you and the family! Praying for peace and comfort for all!

Roger. Jackie (patti) and family!🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

Carol Banks

February 18, 2019

Anthony was always a pleasure to deal with when I worked at Strack & VanTil corporate. We all loved his rendition of the Green Giant's Ho, Ho Ho. Rest in Peace, Anthony.

Chris Koziol

February 17, 2019

Anthony was a wonderful person and a true pleasure to know. Everyone at Central Grocers knew and loved him. He was always a happy and kind person to everyone especially me. Rest in peace my friend.

Lynn Boyd-Lee

February 17, 2019

Anthony was a wonderful man. He was a gift to all of us that worked with him at Kimberly-Clark - a true gentleman with a contagious laugh. It was always a pleasure to be around him.
My deepest condolences to his wife and children.

Marypat Jones

February 17, 2019

I worked with Anthony at k-c for several years. He always had a smile on his face, was so polite and such a hard worker! He always knew how to lite up the room with his laugh! He will be so missed. Rest In Peace Anthony ❤️

Freda Ramirez

February 16, 2019

I first met Anthony when he began working for Kimberly-Clark and was still a student at DePaul University. He was always a positive, well grounded person with a ready smile and a kind word - a true gentleman. We have lost a gracious, loving person, but his kind spirit will live on in our hearts and memories.

My deepest condolences to his wife and children, and his extended family and dear friends.

Mike Kapp

February 15, 2019

Anthony was one of those rare people who always made those around him happy. I worked with him for a long time at KC and always enjoyed our time together. We started at KC around the same time so spent a lot of time in early career training classes together. I don’t recall how this started but I know that if I saw Anthony today I would be greeted with an enthusiastic “Whatuppa Mike?”

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Biography

Mr. Anthony D. Baskin Sr, AKA “Ricky”, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Methodist Hospital South Lake Campus. Ricky was born to Omega Baskin and Smiley (Shirley) McGowan Jr. on June 17, 1958 in Flint Michigan. Ricky graduated from Flint Northern High School in 1976 where he starred on their basketball team. Ricky was named captain of the varsity basketball team and was named to the first team All-State and All Saginaw Valley. Ricky was honored on the 1976 A.P. All-State team which was one of the finest class A teams ever chosen by the Associated Press. On that team was Ervin Magic Johnson along with Ricky on the first team. After graduating high school, he accepted a full basketball scholarship to Vincennes University which afforded him to play on another full scholarship at Oral Roberts University. As basketball came to a close he decided to enroll at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where he received his bachelor degree in communications. Ricky retired in 2013 after a 23 year career with Kimberly Clark consumer sales division. There he managed central grocers, the largest independent wholesaler/cooperative in the Chicagoland area with 450 retail members and $2 billion in annual sales. After retirement, in 2014 Ricky became a Delta Sky Club Ambassador where he worked at Midway International Airport, O’Hare International Airport, and was currently working at the Seattle Tacoma International Airport.
Mr. Baskin was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather and will truly be missed by all whose lives he touched.