October 1, 1955 – September 27, 2018 Basil passed away at the age of 62 following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his wife, Debbie and children, Alex and Christy at his home in Nipomo, California. Basil was born in Long Beach, New York to Polyxeni Fthenakis and Emanuel John Fthenakis. The family, including Basil’s older brother John moved to Los Altos, California in 1962. Basil earned a B.A. in economics from UC Davis in 1976 and a J.D. degree from Santa Clara University Law School in 1979. He practiced and specialized in commercial litigation in Silicon Valley for twenty years, and then transitioned into technology related corporate work as a sole practitioner. Basil and Debbie met at Central Peninsula Church in Foster City and were married in 1984, eventually settling in Mountain View where they raised their two children, Alex and Christy. Basil and Debbie made Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto their spiritual home for over thirty years. Basil had a passion for studying God’s word and teaching and mentoring others.