Riley Basford Memorial

This page is being set up to help the family of Riley Basford. 

Riley had an infectious smile. He loved to hunt deer, ducks, and geese with his stepbrothers and good friends Tanner & Ryan. He enjoyed fishing and playing lacrosse and football. He participated in the JR Carp tournaments for a few years and he looked forward to it every summer, especially Duffer’s cooking and camping with his buddy Devin.

Riley could rock a mullet like no other and he had the most gorgeous curly hair for it. His love of hunting and being outdoors made him want to be a DEC officer like his Uncle Troy. He enjoyed collecting and boiling sap both at home and for the Ag club at school.

Riley had a love for machines. He recently got his first job and bought his own snowmobile and loved riding it on the family farms. Riley will be missed by all that knew him. He touched so many lives in his very short 15 years with us on earth. May he always be with us in our hearts.

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This page has been set up by Donnita Firnstein (sister to Melissa) for Darren Basford & Melissa Marion, Mary & Elliott Rodee, and their families to cover the cost of the memorial services for Riley. Any funds remaining will be used to set up a scholarship in Riley's name.
  • Robin Deck 
    • $200 
    • 17 mos
  • Ronnie Olesker 
    • $100 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 17 mos
  • Mark Garrett 
    • $10 
    • 17 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $58 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Donnita Firnstein 
Potsdam, NY
Melissa Marion