James Base, 77, of Blue Island, passed away peacefully on Jun 14, 2021. James was born November 2, 1943 in Chicago to the late Mary nee Kalata and the late Sigmund "Six" Base. He is the beloved brother of Normajeanne (late Jim) Lee, Adrienne (Hugh) Goulding and the late Gene Base. James is the loving uncle of 14 nieces and nephews. He leaves many other family members and dear friends to cherish his memory. James was a United States Army veteran. He then went on to serve and protect the City of Blue Island as a Police Officer, retiring as a Lieutenant. James led the department’s initial implementation of the 911 emergency service. A memorial visitation will be held for James on Sunday, June 27, 2021, from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 pm. Interment of cremains will be held privately at Abraham Lincoln National VA Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice greatly appreciated.