Basia Holub, MD
December 12, 1962 – March 29, 2021
Basia Holub, 58, of Corrales, NM passed away unexpectedly on March 29, 2021.
Born in Newark, New Jersey, Basia was the youngest of 2 children. Her parents, Edward and Irene were immigrants from war-torn Poland. She lived in Irvington, NJ until she was 12 years, where she attended Sacred Heart School. Her family moved to Cranford, NJ in 1974, where she attended Hillside Avenue Middle School and Cranford High School. She graduated in 1980.
Basia embarked on a 6 year whirlwind college experience, including stints at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), Jagellonian University (Krakow, Poland) and The Sorbonne (Paris, France). Ultimately, she cooled her jets and graduated from Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ) in May, 1986 with a BA degree in History. She attained Dean’s List status for the majority of her time at university.
Following graduation, Basia was involved in film distribution/promotion in New Brunswick as well as New York City. She pivoted radically and spent the next 2 years on staff at an ashram (a hermitage, monastic community, or other place of religious retreat) in Lenox, Massachusetts know as the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
In 1989, Basia picked up and headed west, landing in the Republic of Boulder, Colorado. There, she obtained a Certificate in Massage Therapy from the Boulder School of Massage Therapy in 1990. After a year working as a massage therapist, Basia continued her journey west, landing in Encinitas, California. She worked as a Research Assistant at the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation and the University of California San Diego Medical Center. During this time, she also applied to various medical schools, ultimately being accepted to the Yale University School of Medicine (or as she would later say “a small school in Connecticut”).
She graduated from Yale University with her Doctor of Medicine degree in May of 1997. Given her fair complexion, it made little sense that she chose the University of New Mexico for her residency in emergency medicine, which she completed in 2000. She worked as an emergency room physician with Presbyterian Healthcare Services for the next 20 years – providing impeccable and compassionate care to every patient she encountered. She was certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
In October, 2003, she met the love of her life, Vince Hinman. They married in March, 2006 and lived a joyous and full life in Corrales, NM. Basia took on the role of stepmother to Vince’s 2 boys, Tyler and Josh with enthusiasm and dedication, including meticulously planned vacations. Basia was the consummate people person. During any encounter, she would always put someone at ease with her gentle, but persistent questioning. She recently listed her interests as “hiking, yoga, theatre, film and making peace with runaway technology.”
Basia is survived by her husband, Vince, stepsons Tyler and Josh, brother Ed and his wife, Libby and nephew Zach and his wife Sofie. She’s also survived by all persons she encountered during her life and who were touched by her kind soul.
No funeral or services are currently planned due to Covid-19 concerns. Just like her mother, Basia was a lifelong frugalist. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the Corrales Community Library at https://www.corraleslibrary.org/donate.