Wednesday, November 28, 2018

In loving memory of Daniel J. "Dan" Bassillo

1990 - 2018 

Daniel “Dan” J. Bassillo, age 28, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, due to a sudden illness at Overlook Hospital in Summit.  Born in Summit, he was a lifelong resident of Berkeley Heights.

Dan received an Associate’s Degree in Business from Raritan Valley Community College.  He was employed by the Berkeley Heights Board of Education at the Columbia Middle School as a Custodial Engineer.  Dan had worked for the past 10 years with the Garden State Fireworks Company as a licensed pyrotechnical.

Dan was a member of the Liberty Church in Union.  He enjoyed four wheeling, hockey, football, watching movies and spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Survived by his parents Michael and Karen (Kozub) Bassillo, his brother Tom Bassillo and his wife Lauren and his sister Lexi Bassillo ; best friend Anthony Delia and his Aunt Linda Kozub.  

In honor of Dan please wear your favorite flannel, jeans and bandana optional.

A memorial visitation will held on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Union Church, 7 Valley Road, Watchung.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Church, 953 West Chestnut St., Union, NJ.

In lieu of flowers donations in his name can be made to:


12/5/18  7:29am:

(From Pastor Noah Fox, Liberty Baptist Church, Union, NJ)   Dear Liberty Family, 
It is with great sadness that we let you know that Daniel Bassillo has gone home to be with the Lord.  
While we grieve the loss of this wonderful young man, we do not do so without hope.  Dan made a decision as a teenager to accept Christ into his life and now Dan is in the presence of our savior.  The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. 

Previous Posts:

11/28/18 @ 4:18pm: Please pray for Danny Basillo, who is seriously ill at Overlook Hospital after an asthmatic reaction yesterday morning. He is unconscious. His heart stopped for five minutes yesterday after admission to the ER at Overlook Hospital. His temperature was lowered to allow him to recover properly.

Danny is 28 years old and we have known him since he was a child. Also pray for his parents, Karen and Michael, that the Lord would strengthen them at this difficult time.

As of 3:30 this afternoon they were going to start warming Danny up at a 1/4 degree an hour.  

(From David Drenth)  Tonight at 8:30 PM Mike texted me that there is no change. At 3;30 PM they did indeed start bringing Danny's body temperature back to normal at 1/4 degree per hour. There is good news: A neurologist said that there are NO seizures. So once Danny's body has warmed tomorrow, they are looking for improvement.

11/29/2018- 9:52:09 PM: Good evening everyone!  We just wanted to thank you for your faithful prayers for Daniel Bassillo.  The family has asked that we specifically pray for Daniel to be able to initiate voluntary movement as the doctors have reduced the medication to make further evaluations. Please continue to pray for the family during this incredibly  -overwhelming time. Thank you!  Pastor Noah and Karen 

Friday, November 23, 2018