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Michael Raymond Bassler
October 3, 1997 ~ May 30, 2023 (age 25) 25 Years Old
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Michael Raymond Bassler, affectionately known as Mike, passed away on
May 30, 2023, in his hometown of Columbia, MD. Born on October 3, 1997,
Mike was a loving son, brother, and friend who brought joy and laughter
to everyone he met.
Mike was born to Lori Vallerani and the late Raymond Bassler. He was the
beloved brother of Sylvia Uhl, and the late Steven Bassler; and cherished grandson
of Joanna and Nicholas Vallerani. He was also a dear nephew to Keith and
Regina Vallerani. Mike's family was an integral part of his life, and he
was deeply loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
Mike graduated from Howard High School and went on to earn an Associate
of Arts degree from Howard Community College. At the time of his
passing, he was furthering his education by attending classes at the
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Mike's determination and
commitment to his education were a testament to his hardworking nature.
As a creative and talented individual, Mike had a passion for watching
and critiquing movies. He had a keen eye for detail and a unique
perspective that made his movie reviews both insightful and
entertaining. Mike's love for film was only matched by his love for
music. He played lead guitar in a local band, where he showcased his
incredible musical abilities and shared his passion with others.
Mike also enjoyed spending quality time with his friends, playing board
games, and engaging in lively discussions. He was known for his quick
wit, sense of humor, and ability to make everyone around him feel at ease.
Those who knew Mike best would describe him as funny, creative, and
loving. He had a heart of gold and a genuine desire to help others.
Mike's warm personality and caring nature made him a cherished friend to
many and will be deeply missed by all who had the honor of knowing him.
As we remember Mike, let us celebrate the life he lived and the joy he
brought to so many. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of
all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. Rest in peace,
Mike, and may your light continue to shine brightly, guiding us through
our darkest days.