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“Hello, And my condolences to you and your family, I don't known you and yours or Mrs. Jane E. Bashara, but my heart goes out more the same. I...Read More »
1 of 70 | Posted by: Miss Lewis - bear, DE

“I only had the pleasure of meeting Jane once. It was at the end of one of Jane's business trips and I was the driver who happened to be at the curb...Read More »
2 of 70 | Posted by: Thomas Moore - Canton, MI

“I seen a show on the ID channel and this is such a sad story... Although I don't know Ms Jane Bashara. I just wanted to personally give my...Read More »
3 of 70 | Posted by: monica - MO

“Dear Jane: I've just now seen your tragic story on television. My heart breaks for you. Life can be so terribly unfair. Rest in peace, dear lady. ”
4 of 70 | Posted by: Cindy - Las Cruces, NM

“She is still here . And will be until justice is served . Im so sorry for the loss of a beautiful person like her . She is strong and will not give...Read More »
5 of 70 | Posted by: candise rice - whitelake, MI

“Men in this region here wear too long pants/trousers ”
6 of 70 | Posted by: Fadir - MI

“Bob you should be ashamed of yourself why didn't you just divorce Jane your going down for this Its just a matter of time, ”
7 of 70 | Posted by: Jamey Buster - Marion, IN

“John my heart goes out to you and your family.I will continue to pray for you and your family in this time of sorrow.Keep your Faith.. ...Read More »
8 of 70 | Posted by: Raymond E Lyman - Warren, MI

“Very very sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and all of my prayers. Ms. Bashara is still here in your hearts. Please...Read More »
9 of 70 | Posted by: Shunya` L. Cleveland - Belleville, MI

“Jan, Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Know that I will be here for anything you need. Maggie ”
10 of 70 | Posted by: Maggie Taylor - Harper Woods, MI

“Jan, Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family. Much love, The Smith Family Dave, Kathy, Shawn, Michael & Katie ”
11 of 70 | Posted by: Kathy Smith - Chesterfield, MI

“To the Bashara Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I knew Jane from DTE (1994) where she was a Manager, she was a kind and very...Read More »
12 of 70 | Posted by: Clotielde McCain - Southfield, MI

“John & Tilly, I want to send you my heart felt sympathy for the loss of Jane. I know words are inadequate to comfort you in your grief, but just...Read More »
13 of 70 | Posted by: Ilse Sarver - Vancouver, WA

“Condolences from The LaRocque Family. Jane was a childhood friend of my sister-in-law,Cathy LaRocque and joined their family on a trip to Washington...Read More »
14 of 70 | Posted by: LaRocque Family - Warren, MI

“We admired Jane and will miss her. Our condolences to her family. ”
15 of 70 | Posted by: Ernie & Geri Richardson - MI

“Thoughts and prayers are with the 2 children of janes. A mothers love can never be replaced. However do know that god has a plan or each of us. ...Read More »
16 of 70 | Posted by: unknown - MI

“I did not know Jane, but after reading of her death and the manner of it I wanted to know more...so I came to this site and have just read all of the...Read More »
17 of 70 | Posted by: Monica M. - Sterling Heights,, MI

“We are all thinking about your family and keeping you up in our prayers. We will never forget the rowing memories. Jane was a huge advocate for our...Read More »
18 of 70 | Posted by: The Cullens - Albuquerque, NM

“I am so sorry for your loss. Jane was a pleasure to report to at DTE Energy (1992). She was fair, kind, and a well respected leader. She will be...Read More »
19 of 70 | Posted by: cindi alarie - forest Hill, MD

“Words can not express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. Our...Read More »
20 of 70 | Posted by: Scott, Richard, Jennifer Tulgestke - MI

“To young...to.....die....this way! To the kids my respects are with you. I feel you were violated. Sadness and loving wishes coming your way! ”
21 of 70 | Posted by: kim - millersburg, MI

“Dear family of Jane's. I'm an old next door neighbor from Mt Clemens. Im the same age as John. I'm so sorry for you're loss. Jane and Janet were the...Read More »
22 of 70 | Posted by: Becky Krueger Bogart - MI

“My deepest sympathy to Jane's family. I worked for Jane at DTE. She was a great lady, had a wonderful smile and was just a pure joy to be around. ...Read More »
23 of 70 | Posted by: Chuck Dewandeler - MI

“We all miss Jane. She has been such an asset to her community and especially St. Michael's Church. We send our thoughts and prayers to both the...Read More »
24 of 70 | Posted by: Mike and Mary Bamford - MI

“My deepest sympathy to your family. I first met Jane when she came to our KEMA office in Allentown, PA just one year ago. It was a pleasure working...Read More »
25 of 70 | Posted by: Pearl A. Fackler - Quakertown, PA

“Bob & Kids - I am so deeply sorry for your extreme loss, everybody loved Jane. You and your family are in my prayers. Bob you were like a brother...Read More »
26 of 70 | Posted by: Gary Giguere - Germantown, WI

“My condolences to the Bashara family on your loss of Jane. I worked with her throughout the 1990's at Detroit Edison. Jane always had a kind and...Read More »
27 of 70 | Posted by: Peggy Willockx - Troy, MI

“May God's sufficient grace and His Word comfort you in this most difficult of times and know that our prayers are with you. The pain does get easier...Read More »
28 of 70 | Posted by: Phyllis Greene - Harper Woods, MI

“Please accept our condolences, Bob, Rob and Jessica. We are so sorry to learn of your terrible loss. God bless you all. ”
29 of 70 | Posted by: The Buchanan Family - MI

“Fond memories as children, Jane and I played together, climbed a huge tree in her front yard and shared many fun times. My sadness for this tragic...Read More »
30 of 70 | Posted by: Debbie Krueger Beyer - Ray, MI

“We are deeply saddened at the loss of our friend, Jane. She was a warm and giving woman who truly liked volunteering thoughout the community. Jane's...Read More »
31 of 70 | Posted by: Susan and Jeff Graham - MI

“Jane was a terrific lady and a very special co-worker. We will miss her more than words can say! May God bless her family and friends and help them...Read More »
32 of 70 | Posted by: David Duda - ypsilanti, MI

“I am so very sorry that your family has had to endure such pain at this tragic loss. Please know that you are all in my prayers. May God send his...Read More »
33 of 70 | Posted by: Vickie Koelzer-Kindl - MI

“Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. God bless ”
34 of 70 | Posted by: Paul & Paula Doak - Grosse Pointe, MI

“I didn't personally know Jane, but my thoughts and prayers go out to her family - especially her children. ”
35 of 70 | Posted by: Unknown - Grosse Pointe Park, MI

“Jane first touched my life when she came to Lewiston to visit her sister, Julie. Upon meeting Jane, I was impressed with her friendly personality,...Read More »
36 of 70 | Posted by: Sue Engel - Atlanta, MI

“On behalf of The Compassionate Friends Parental Support Group, we send our deepest condolences. I'm so sorry your loss. You're in our thoughts and...Read More »
37 of 70 | Posted by: Tina Evola - Madison Heights, MI

“Praying the Almighty God will bind up your broken hearts and spirits during this horrific time. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
38 of 70 | Posted by: Denise Jarema - MI

“Individually and on behalf of the Mount Clemens High School Class of 1973 I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Jane. ...Read More »
39 of 70 | Posted by: John MacArthur - Mount Clemens, MI

“My heart is saddened. I will remember Jane fondly and continue to think of her beloved family. My prayers are with you all. Much love from Patty...Read More »
40 of 70 | Posted by: Patricia Villegas - Spring Hill, FL

“My deepest sympathies and condolences to the Bashara family. I used to work under and with Jane when I was an employee of DTE Energy. She was fun,...Read More »
41 of 70 | Posted by: Major Samson - Atlanta, GA

“I wish to extend my condolences to Mrs Bashara's family & friends. I am a cashier at a drug store she frequented & I'll never forger her generosity....Read More »
42 of 70 | Posted by: Debora Price - Detroit, MI

“My deepest sympathy to the family of Jane - she was a terrific lady. I had the chance to work with her at DTE many years ago and will always cherish...Read More »
43 of 70 | Posted by: Maureen and Ron Henson - MI

“To The Bashara Family, Your are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this very difficult time. Ed and I have many fond memories of our...Read More »
44 of 70 | Posted by: Ed and Ellen Zitzler - Walworth, WI

“I remember Jane at CMU as an AST sorority sister. She was someone I looked up to and was so kind to everyone. I'm so sorry for your loss and wanted...Read More »
45 of 70 | Posted by: Barbara Glines Barr - Plano, TX

“Dear Jan and Family, So sad to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
46 of 70 | Posted by: Wanda Schulz - Algonac, MI

“Jane..."Sorority Sista" and friend...I will remember your smiling face, the crazy FUN we had, the laughs, parties, talks, sharing, weddings we ...Read More »
47 of 70 | Posted by: Lori Reed Bireta - Davison, MI

“There are no words other than to let you know you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. ”
48 of 70 | Posted by: Sharon Dimond - Fort Myers, FL

“To the Engelbrecht & Bashara Families: Please accept my deepest sympathy upon learning of Jane's death. She touched so many people in such a...Read More »
49 of 70 | Posted by: Rick Nullmeier - Hebron, KY

“I'm keeping the family in my prayers during this difficult time. Jane was a manager at the call center, she was so energetic buzzing around with a...Read More »
50 of 70 | Posted by: Rena Austin - Harper woods, MI

“We were shocked and saddened to hear the heartbreaking news of Jane's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jane's family, her friends and the...Read More »
51 of 70 | Posted by: Alex & Steve Kelly - Melbourne

“I am saddened by the tragic loss of Jane. I remember her from CMU, a warm and lovely sorority sister who was a wonderful mentor. My heart goes out...Read More »
52 of 70 | Posted by: Julie Welter Frazier - Allentown, PA

“So sorry to here of Jane's passing. I graduated in 1976. I will keep the family in my thoughts an prayers. May God give you peace and comfort that...Read More »
53 of 70 | Posted by: Rhonda Y. Edwards - Houston, TX

“It saddens us that our world lost a precious spirit to such a violent death! They say ones eyes are the window to their soul and with Jane it was...Read More »
54 of 70 | Posted by: Paul and Sue Marshall - MI

“Our deepest sympathy to Jane's family! Our prayers are with you! ”
55 of 70 | Posted by: Patricia Taszreak Brown - Ramseur, NC

“My life has been graced and blessed by Jane over the years at DTE Energy. Nothing, not even her horrific and untimely death, will diminish her...Read More »
56 of 70 | Posted by: Sue Weber - Salem, CT

“Your life was an example to all of us and we will try to emulate it. Rest in God's in changing love. ”
57 of 70 | Posted by: The Kadrich Family - MI

“Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of my wonderful cousin Jane. The fond memories I have of growing up with her will remain in my...Read More »
58 of 70 | Posted by: Jacob P. Naeyaert Jr. - CO

“Jane was always willing to help with school events/groups and fundraising. She was filled with ideas and was a good leader. She was truly a nice...Read More »
59 of 70 | Posted by: Rose Smith - Grosse Pointe Park, MI

“My heart goes out to the Bashara family. I didn't know Mrs. Bashara personally, I send my deepest sympathy. The Bible says of the Almighty:"He is a...Read More »
60 of 70 | Posted by: Mrs. C - MI

“My heart is full of sadness, and i cannot imagine how broken your hearts are. This heartless action has affected many lives. I pray for your comfort...Read More »
61 of 70 | Posted by: Carol Ryder - Detroit, MI

“Peace to the Bashara family at this time of profound sadness. God's love surrounds you at this time. Psalm 71:1-6 ”
62 of 70 | Posted by: The Ford Family - Palm Beach, FL

“You have my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. George Bashara was on my discernment committee when I was preparing to become a...Read More »
63 of 70 | Posted by: Kenneth M. Near - Westmount

“Jane was one of my AST sisters from Central Michigan. Seems like yesterday that we were all together in the AST apartments. She was such a warm...Read More »
64 of 70 | Posted by: Connie DeBartolo Folse - TX

“Bob,Rob and Jessica, our prayers are with you at this horrific time. Jane always had a smile and such a way of making everyone feel welcome. May God...Read More »
65 of 70 | Posted by: Lori O'Brady - Livonia, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Jane was an inspiration to all of us in AST during our time at college together. She will be...Read More »
66 of 70 | Posted by: Lyn Bignall Baker - Chattanooga, TN

“Julie and family, Your Johannesburg-Lewiston family express our sorrow at your loss. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
67 of 70 | Posted by: Linda Gough Arbogast - Lewiston, MI

“So saddened to hear about this. Although I don't know them personally, the Bashara family has my sympathies. ”
68 of 70 | Posted by: Unknown - Detroit, MI

“So saddened by this loss of a wonderful sister and friend. AST Love and peace. May Jane rest in peace and have God's loving arms around her. ”
69 of 70 | Posted by: Janis Klink Houston - Clarkston, MI

“My heart is broken for all of you. I had the privilege of being a sorority sister to Jane @ CMU. Few can hold a candle to her warmth, her smile, her...Read More »
70 of 70 | Posted by: Kathy Hobson Smith - Chicago, IL


Jane E. Bashara, age 56 of Grosse Pointe Park, died suddenly on January 25, 2012. She was born on June 22, 1955 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, the daughter of John and Lorraine Engelbrecht. Mrs. Bashara held a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University. She was a senior marketing manager for KEMA Services in Detroit, an energy consulting, testing and certification company. Jane was an active member of the Grosse Pointe community and was a past president of the Grosse Pointe South High School Mother's Club. Janes is survived by her husband of 26 years, Robert; her son Robert, Jr, her daughter, Jessica, her sisters Janet Gottsleben (Mark) and Julie Rowe (Greg), her brother John Engelbrecht (Lois); and her parents John and Lorraine Engelbrecht. The family will receive friends and visitors from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Avenue at Vernier Road in Grosse Pointe Woods. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore Road in Grosse Pointe Farms. Rev. Marianna Gronek will be officiating the Service. Memorial contributions to either the St. Michael Episcopal Church Organ Fund, 20475 Sunningdale Park; Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 or Grosse Pointe Rotary Club, P. O. Box 36366; Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 would be appreciated.

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