Gregory Anthony (Alvin) Baskin was born October 23, 1961 in Joliet, IL. He was the beloved son of Ellen Baskin. Gregory departed his life suddenly at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center on Thursday, April 11, 2019.
He graduated from Joliet Central High School. He was an adamant Chef. He enjoyed cooking; his favorite was making sweet potato pies. He enjoyed roller skating and helping others do odd jobs around their homes. Gregory served in the U.S. Marines Corp.
Greg was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents; Roger (Annie) Gates, Sr.; great grandparents, John (Ellen) Baskin.
Greg leaves to cherish his memories; his wife, Elouise “Bay” Baskin; loving mother, Ellen Baskin; one loving son, Anthony Anderson (Constance) of Chicago, IL; two step-sons, Martel and Lemuel Terry; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; special brother and sister, Jeffery and Lavette James; five aunts, Alma J. (Rev. Charles) Croskery of Montgomery, AL, Cheryl Gates-Cooper, Linda Edwards, Beverly Dixon and Carol Sue Gates; two uncles, Elder Roger Gates Jr. (Lynette) and Kenneth (Rita) Atkinson; a host of cousins, nieces and nephews; a special aunt, Rose Sweeny (Aunt Judy) known to her as her “Tickle Britches.” A special cousin, Ruthie Seay of Montgomery, AL; special friends, Erma Pinnick, Sara James, Pat Stewart, Jim Reuther, Preston Bradley and William Wells.
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