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Harry William Bassett

Male 1926 - 2010  (84 years)

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  • Name Harry William Bassett 
    Born 27 Apr 1926  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 542BD79D2A1FBF4EA85C4E0632066885C6E6 
    Died 9 Jun 2010  Fairfield, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Napa Valley Register, California, Wednesday, July 7, 2010
      Harry Bassett

      Harry William Bassett, 84, passed away June 9, 2010 in Fairfield. He was laid to rest at Tulocay Cemetery in Napa alongside his wife, Becky.

      Harry was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 27, 1926, to Harry and Mabel Bassett. He served in World War II in the Navy as part of the Pacific Fleet. He attended Slippery Rock State College, played on their football team and graduated with a teaching degree in 1951. Slippery Rock was always dear to his heart.

      While in college, Harry met Mary (Becky) Chambers. They were married in 1951 and had four children. He taught history and driver's training first in western Pennsylvania and then at Napa and Vintage High schools. He coached and officiated football, basketball and track. Attending sporting events was always a favorite pastime.

      Harry was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Napa since the mid-1960s and was an active member of the church's choir throughout the years. He enjoyed going to concerts of all musical styles and his love of music is a legacy that is enjoyed by the remaining generations of his family.

      After retirement, Harry became involved with the Napa Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. He always felt contributing to the community was important and gratifying. He and his partner, Bernice Clark, spent many years together and traveled around the country.

      Harry is preceded in death by his parents, wife (1989) and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his daughters, Gail and Dawn, and sons, Scott and wife Kelly, and Alan and wife Gloria, along with his seven granddaughters, Carey, Jennifer, Lisa, Cynthia, Renee, Kimberley, Marcia and husband Shukri.

      A celebration of Harry's life will be held at Napa's First Presbyterian Church on July 24 at 3 p.m.

      In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Harry's name to the First Presbyterian Church Choir, Napa Meals on Wheels or Napa Food Bank.
    Person ID I38  325B Harry Bassett of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2016 

    Father Harry Bassett,   b. 22 Aug 1900, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1977, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mable 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Chambers 
     1. Gail Bassett
     2. Dawn Bassett
     3. Scott Bassett
     4. Alan Bassett
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart