Basil Barcome

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died February 13, 2023

Escanaba, MI


Basil L. Barcome, age 95, passed away Monday morning, February 13, 2023 at Christian Park Village in Escanaba.


Basil was born March 28, 1927 in Hardwood, MI the son of Richard and Eva (Robinette) Barcome.


He enlisted in the United States Navy and served for a few years before being honorably discharged and returning home.


Basil was united in marriage to Zella M. Fleming on August 31, 1951. Together the couple made their home and raised their family in Escanaba.


Basil was employed at Harnischfeger for 37 years. He liked to fish and hunt; he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.


Basil is survived by:

Son: Basil (Laurie) Barcome of Denmark, WI

2 Daughters: Wanda Makosky of Bark River, MI

                      Deborah Barcome of Manistique, MI

2 Sisters: Patricia Dixon and Janet Ambrosia

12 Grandchildren: Shawn Makosky, Shannon Johnson, Sharron Hughes, Craig Marcella, Andy Shinnaberry, Lyle Shinnaberry, Dustin Maki, Tonia Landsfeld, Amy Harris, Don Luusua, Mike Herold and Jess Levitt.

Numerous Great Grandchildren

And several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins


In addition to his Parents and his Wife, Basil is preceded in death by:

Daughter: Valerie Maki

Sisters: Leona St. Vincent and Elaine McCabe Geneva Mongraine Peggy Swartz

Son-in-law: Steve Makosky


Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 16, 2023 from 2:00 until 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Military Honors will be presented at 4:00 PM by the Delta County Veteran Council. A luncheon will follow at the Local 21 Hall, 1201 Sheridan Road, Escanaba, MI 49829. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Barcome family.

10 Tributes for “Basil Barcome

    Hold your memories of him close to your heart and he is always with you.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Rest in peace, Basil.

    Wanda. You were always there for you Dad. Your memories will always live in your heart where he lives forever.
    My sympathy and prayers to you ❤️

    Basil, Wanda, & Debbie, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. To reach 95 is something not everyone gets a chance to do. He lived a great life thanks to each of you.

    Dear Basil,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. May your Dad, and loved ones rest in eternal peace.
    Blessings to you, and yours,
    ~Your Classmate

    To the family of Basil Barcome, I am so very sorry to hear about Basil’s Passing! May his spirit be with you on this day and always.

    I just recently spent time with Basil at the Village very nice man Sorry for your loss Ba so il and the rest of the Barcome family. Classmate of Basiil

    Basil and family were life long friends of the Charlebois family, we had many a good times with them. My deepest condolences to Wanda, Debbie and little Basil. I will never forget the great times, your mom and dad were awesome people.

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