Bass, Irving Stanley
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Irving Stanley Bass, age 92, passed away on February 4, 2013 in Delray Beach, FL. Born in Roxbury, MA and served in the US Army during World War II. He attended University of North Carolina, Yale University and Boston University at the latter of which he received his bachelor and master's degree. After graduation he taught high school history for three years, in Stratford, CT. Although he retired from teaching his interest in public school education remained strong and was elected to serve a term on the Board of Education in Bridgeport. He then entered the insurance business, during which he built a highly successful Insurance practice in Connecticut with Homelife Insurance. In the mid 1960's he started Frigitronic's Cryosurgical Instruments Inc. A company that specialized in cryosurgical instrumentation, and later was a major manufacturer and marketer of contact lenses. In retired life Irving enjoyed golfing and playing cards with family and friends. Irving's surviving family includes his beloved wife Adeline Bass of 72 years, 3 children 2 sons Craig and Craig's wife Katherine and Mark. His 4 grandchildren are David Petrino, Richard Z Bass, Richard J Bass, Jillian Bass wife of RJ and Michael W Patrone, 3 great grandchildren are Francesca Petrino, Lynne Bass and Jacob Bass. Irving also has a surviving brother Herbert J. Bass. Irving and Adeline had a daughter Lynne Bass Patrone who passed away on July 11, 1994. Services will be held at 11:00 AM February 7, 2013 at the Abraham L. Green and Son Funeral Home at 88 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 with internment following at Loyalty Cemetery on Burroughs Road in Fairfield.
Published in Connecticut Post on Feb. 6, 2013