Mr. Baisch was gentle man as well as a gentleman. Always beautifully dressed, every hair always in place. He looked like a movie star. I especially remember his laugh. Dr. Baisch is one of the reasons I earned my B.A. in English from St. Peter's College. I wanted to have as much passion about English Literature and drama as he had. God bless him, Amen.
Among other positions held by Jon Baisch was his full-time work as an English teacher at Jersey Academy in Jersey City, NJ during my four years there in the early 1960s (and probably a few years afterwards, as well). In January 1964 he produced and directed an off-Broadway play, "Will the Mail Train Run Tonight?," a spoof of Victorian melodramas which some of us students went to see around opening night. Jon Baisch was a well-liked teacher and helped us appreciate the great literature of the past. I recall the tears in his eyes when he read Blake's "Little Black Boy" to us in class. During those years our tiny school staged productions of Chekhov's "A Marriage Proposal," "The Male Animal," and "You Can't Take It With You," which he must have directed. I was surprised to learn, however, of his doctorate, since the only teacher known to have one at the time was Leo Bocage in history. Perhaps Mr. Baisch was working toward it during his time at JA? In any case, he will be fondly remembered by a host of students whose lives he touched. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
The rehearsal process for Professor Baisch's production of Electra was one of the most profound theatrical experiences I've had.
I was glad I had the opportunity to know him, spend time with him and learn from him.
Nearly 30 years ago I had Dr. Baisch as a theatre professor. I always found him to be kind and good-humored--useful qualities when you're dealing with the tender egos of young performers! My experiences in his classes and as an actor under his direction are remembered fondly. He left his indelible mark on me, as I am sure he did on so many others. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and the theatre community at large.
I join the many others in celebrating the life of Mr. Baisch. His light shined brightly!
Peace be with you.
I remember Jon very well during my time as a theatre student at MSU. I agree he was very passionate about the theatre; the Coventry Players being one of his legacies. My condolences to the Baisch family.
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. You have my deepest sympathy. God Bless You and keep you in His embrace.
Our heart goes out to you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
I remember Jon fondly as one of the patients I treated. He was such a warm, genuinely caring man, very smart and very accomplished. The world will miss his wit,his humor, his warmth. My condolences to his family.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
I had Jon for 2 Theater classes. He was a very nice man and I enjoyed his classes very much.