Bassin, Arthur Irwin December 10, 1942 - January 4, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Arthur Irwin Bassin of Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on January 4, 2012, with his family by his side. Arthur was the youngest son of Robert and Rose Bassin of Coney Island, New York. He grew up and went to school in Coney Island, but graduated from the oldest Medical University in Bologna, Italy. He is survived by his wife, Daniela, his daughters, Claudia and Sharon, sons-in-law Daniel Abraham and Shawn Canatsey, and his wonderful grandchildren, Francesca, Giulia and Matteo Abraham and Robert Canatsey, his brother, Ned, sister-in-law, Roz, nieces Gayla and Sarice and their families, brothers and sisters-in-law in Italy and many cousins in New York and dear friends and colleagues on both coasts and their families. Arthur was a dedicated physician of obstetrics and gynecology who for over 30 years cared for his patients the old-fashioned way and helped thousands of babies take their first breath. He loved his family and friends, he lived for his profession and he was passionate about books and photography. His loving nature, his wisdom and candid, caring advice and his beautiful photographs will be part of our memories forever. A private graveside service was held at Sholom Memorial Park in Sylmar, California on January 6, 2012. A memorial service to honor his service to the community will be held at Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of gifts or flowers to the family, donations in his memory can be made to (1) The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Little Company of Mary Hospital by mail to: Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation, 4101 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503, Attn: Marlene Young 310-540-7676 Or online: http://www2.providence.org/southbay/giving/Pages/donation-form.aspx (select NICU for "area to support" and "in memory of Dr. Arthur Bassin") OR (2) The Living Desert mail to: The Living Desert, 47900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA 92660, Attn: Shirley Willeford 760-346-5694, Or online: http://www.livingdesert.org/donation_app.php ("in memory of Dr. Arthur Bassin").
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 17, 2012