October 16, 2012 by Sarah M
// By Michelle Bruch //
BRYN MAWR — Neighborhood resident Deacon Warner is wrapping up a documentary honoring Keith Basinski, a well-known UPS driver in Bryn Mawr, who died in the Sept. 27 shooting at Accent Signage Systems.
Taking the suggestion of resident Iliana Wilson, Warner interviewed people about their memories of Basinski, who worked in Bryn Mawr for 29 years.
“He was more than a UPS driver, he had a real presence,” said Warner, who teaches video production through IFP Media Arts.
“It’s neat to listen to neighborhood residents’ different reflections — how many different ways you can impact somebody’s life,” he said.
Warner talked to one resident who has acute arthritis and frequently shops online. She said Basinski noticed she had difficulty getting around, and offered to bring packages inside, even assisting her to hide a Christmas present for her child.
Neighbors said Basinski knew all the neighborhood animals, and carried treats for the dogs.
One man said he never received a package, but he still knew Basinski — the driver always greeted him.
“He had a big smile for everybody,” Warner said.
A distribution plan for the video is not yet determined.