Funeral for Eddie Basha set for April 6 at ASU

2013-03-28T19:11:00Z 2013-03-28T20:01:58Z Funeral for Eddie Basha set for April 6 at ASUThe Associated Press The Associated Press
March 28, 2013 7:11 pm  • 

CHANDLER — A funeral service for grocery store magnate Eddie Basha is scheduled for April 6 in Tempe.

The former chairman and CEO of the Bashas' family-owned supermarket chain died Tuesday at age 75.

Officials of the Chandler-based company say Basha's funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6 at Gammage Auditorium on the Arizona State University campus.

Basha guided the company that carried his family name for more than 40 years. At one time, the chain had more than 160 supermarkets serving all 15 Arizona counties.

He was appointed to the Arizona Board of Education in 1984, the state Board of Regents in 1990 and unsuccessfully ran for Arizona governor in 1994.

Basha is survived by his wife and six sons, including four from his first marriage.

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