Lois (Kuskie) Basch

Finney Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | February 16, 2021

Lois (Kuskie) Basch, 93, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with her heavenly savior on February 15th, 2021. She graduated from Clairton High School in 1945. She attended Duff’s Business School and worked as a proofreader for the Daily News of McKeesport. She was married to the love of her life, Edward Basch for almost 47 years before his passing. Lois and Eddie lived and raised their family in Jefferson Hills. They were both active members of Pine Run Methodist Church in Clairton, PA where they served as lay speakers and beloved church members. Lois lived a very full life, keeping her true passions of her faith in the lord and her family and friends at the forefront. She had a gift for writing poetry, which was grounded in faith and loved to write for those dear to her heart. Card playing, games, and sports- especially fishing were lifelong pastimes. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan who loved the Pitt Panthers, Steelers, and Pirates. Lois is preceded in passing by her parents, Irene and Harry Kuskie, her sisters, Mildred Basch and Dorothy Freiwald, and her beloved husband, Edward Basch. She is survived by her three daughters Patty, Cindy, Chris, five grandchildren, as well as her three great grandchildren. Services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025.  Friends and family will be received at Pine Run Methodist Church on Thursday February 18th, 2021 at 9am to 11am. Service at 11am for Lois’ memorial service (masks required). A private graveside service will immediately follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery (immediate family only). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Pine Run Methodist Church. The family would like to thank all those who kept Lois in their prayers and The Grand Residence of Upper St. Clair for their exceptional care. Online condolences may be offered at

Originally published February 16, 2021.

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