Cathy E. Basham,
70, of NYC, passed away on March 22, 2017.
She was born in
Gary, IN, to Edward R. and Catherine M. Svetanoff.
She is survived by
her husband Ming Tang, of NYC.
She is also
survived by her sister, Ceres Ann Kostell (late David) of Chesterton, and
brothers: Edward (Diane) Svetanoff, Jr., of Landsdale, PA, Michael J.
(Maryann) Svetanoff, of Valparaiso, A.J. (Vicki) Svetanoff of Northport, FL,
and Peter (Clare) Svetanoff of Elkhart, IN. Also surviving are
brothers-in-law Kam (Marjory) Tang, of New York, James R. Meier, of
Mishawaka, IN and sister-in-law Jeannine Svetanoff of West Lafayette, IN, as
well as numerous nieces and nephews.
parents, Cathy was preceded in death by her sister, Christine M. Meier; a
brother, Brian J. Svetanoff, and brother-in-law, David J. Kostell.
A wake and prayer
service was held in NYC on Sunday, March 26, 2017, and cremation followed.
Cathy will “be coming home” for burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary, IN.
A private graveside
service for the family will take place on Friday, March 31, 2017, with
Father James Meade officiating.
Cathy worked in an
office near the Twin Towers on 9-11 and was one of those dust-covered
survivors who walked miles to get home that day. She fondly talked of all
the compassionate strangers who handed out cups or bottles of water or
water-soaked towels and rags to her and to many others. So, instead of
flowers or memorials, the family would like to suggest-do something for a