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David Leahy Bassett

Male 1951 - 2011  (60 years)


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  • Name David Leahy Bassett 
    Born 18 Apr 1951  Springfield, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Aug 2011  Naperville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2011
      David L. Bassett

      David L. "Dave" Bassett, age 60, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1986, died on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family after a brave battle with melanoma. He was born April 18, 1951 in Springfield, MO. Beloved husband of Gail Bassett (nee Dempsey), whom he married June 7, 1980; loving father of Alexander, Evan, Sarah and Rachel; devoted son of the late Bruce Bassett, Sr. and Marilyn Weissman (nee Holme). Dave was employed by Navistar International Truck & Engine for 32 years. The Memorial Visitation is on Friday, Aug. 5, 4 to 8 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A celebration of Dave's life will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment: Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Melanoma Research Foundation, American Cancer Society OR Southern Poverty Law Center. For info. (630)355-0213, www.friedrich-jones.com

      Chicago Suburban Daily Herald, August 4, 2011
      David L. ?Dave? Bassett (Picture included)

      David L. "Dave" Bassett of Naperville since 1986 David L. "Dave" Bassett, 60, died on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family after a brave battle with melanoma. He was born April 18, 1951, in Springfield, Mo. Dave was the beloved husband of Gail Bassett (nee Dempsey), whom he married June 7, 1980; loving father of Alexander David Bassett of Chicago, Evan Joseph Bassett of Baltimore, Md., Sarah Lyn Bassett of Minneapolis, Minn., and Rachel Victoria Bassett of Naperville; devoted son of the late Bruce Bassett Sr. and Marilyn Weissman (nee Holme); dear half-brother of Teak (Kate) Bassett, Chance (Arj) Ugarow and Tay Bassett; and fond nephew of Jean Tomezsko. Dave grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., was a member of the Class of 1969 at Hackley School, and graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. He was employed by Navistar International Truck & Engine for 32 years. Dave served as a Scout Master for Troop #133 in Naperville for many years. He coached Naperville Park District soccer and lacrosse, most recently at Benet Academy, Naperville Central High School and Waubonsie Valley High School. Dave also enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling and photography. The memorial visitation is on Friday, Aug. 5, 4 to 8 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville. A celebration of Dave's life will take place Saturday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K Street, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005, 800-673-1290; American Cancer Society , 1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite #100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181, 630-932-1141; or Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, 334-956-8200. For information, 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com.

    Person ID I26350  1A William Bassett of Plymouth
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2015 

    Father Bruce Whitfield Bassett,   b. 21 Jul 1924, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 2009, New York City Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Marilyn Holme,   b. 10 Dec 1925,   d. 10 Jan 2010  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 31 Jan 1948  Christ Episcopal Church, Henry Hudson Parkway, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
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