Basil was truly one of the best friends to all our classmates. A very memorable guy with fun and laughter in his heart. A great football player and wonderful colleague. Both Basil and his brother, George will always be remembered.
Margaret Davis (Simpson)
BASIL J. PLASTERAS, 56, of West Long Branch died Aug. 1, 2002, at home. Born in Long Branch, he resided in West Long Branch for the past 30 years. He was the proprietor of Squire’s Pub, West Long Branch, for 28 years, retiring five years ago. He was an honorary fire chief of the West Long Branch Fire Company No. 1, and an honorary member of the West Long Branch PBA Local No. 141. He was a commissioner for the New Jersey Racing Commission, as well as chairman of the Monmouth Health Care Foundation at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. He was also a board member of the Rainbow Foundation, and a former board member of the Ronald McDonald House, Long Branch. He was predeceased by his parents, James G. and Marguerite Gatta Plasteras; a brother, George Plasteras; and a sister, Virginia Matouk. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Ann Scharber Plasteras of West Long Branch; two sons, James G. Plasteras of West Long Branch, and George M. Plasteras of Delaware; two daughters, Vanessa C. Plasteras and Caroline A. Plasteras, both of West Long Branch; a brother, James G. Plasteras of Eatontown; two sisters, Alexandra Diglio of West Long Branch, and Margo Hooker of Middletown; his mother-in-law, Dolores Scharber of Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Long Branch. Interment was at Woodbine Cemetery, Oceanport. Memorial donations may be made to the Monmouth Health Care Foundation, 300 Second Ave., Long Branch 07740; or The Challenged Youth’s Sports, Box U, Cliffwood 07721.