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Edward ‘Eddie’ N. Basha Jr.

March 26, 2013

Edward “Eddie” N. Basha Jr., 75, of Chandler, died March 26.

Basha was education advocate and philanthropist. In 1994, he ran and lost against then-Gov. Fife Symington. From 1968 to 2013, he was president and CEO of Bashas’, the 130-store grocery chain founded by his father and grandfather in 1932. The company includes Bashas’, Food City, Bashas’ Diné Markets, A.J.’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, Sportman’s Fine Wine & Spirits.

Edward N. “Trey” Basha III took over as head in March.

Eddie Basha Jr. is survived by his wife and six sons.


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