John E. Bash of Kansas City North passed away at North Kansas City Hospital on March 17, 2013 at the age of 79. John as born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Wyandotte High School. He served in the army in France and Germany during the Korean War
and used to tell stories about the battle of Bordeaux. "Every weekend", he said, "we would go into Bordeaux for the big battle." After returning home after leaving the army, he married Nancy Tracy and they had two children. He graduated from Kansas City Kansas Junior College and attended UMKC. He was preceded in death by his mother, Laura Malott Bash, who raised him in Kansas City, KS, and his father, Earl Bash. After graduating from junior college, he worked 34 years for Chemagro (now Bayer) Agricultural Chemical Division where he retired as the Manager of Safety and Security. Among the accomplishments he was most proud of were serving as President of the KC Chapter of ASSE and being active in the North Kansas City Rotary Club
. He enjoyed many years of community service serving as a volunteer for Shepherd's Center of the Northland, delivering for Meals on Wheels, serving on the board and working for the Nearly New Shop, and assisting with the Northland Christmas Store. He enjoyed his membership and contributions to the community of people at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal for nearly 50 years. For enjoyment, he loved to travel. He visited every state of the United States, traveled across Canada and abroad to over a dozen countries. He loved the experience of people, history, culture, and especially the food. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy Tracy Bash, his daughter Ronda Bash Jones, her husband Scott, and their daughter Leah; and his son, Scott Bash, his wife Michelle Phillippe Bash, and their two daughters Alexandra and Alaina. A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday March 23 at 11:00 am at The Church of the Good Shepherd- Episcopal, located at 4947 NE Chouteau Drive, Kansas City, MO 64119. For memorials, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Shepherd's Center of the Northland or The Church of the Good Shepherd- Episcopal.