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Memorial for Eddie Basha set for April 6 at ASU

Photo courtesy of Basha family.

Memorial for Eddie Basha set for April 6 at ASU

CREATED Mar 28, 2013

Web Producer: Rikki Mitchell

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - A memorial 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 the memorial will be held at 10 a.m. 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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