Barry Bassett

March 29, 2013

Barry D. Bassett (71) of Estero, Florida passed away suddenly on March 29, 2013.

Barry is survived by his wife of 45 years Pamala Bassett, his twin sons Brett and wife Tracey of Tucson, Arizona and Jeffrey of San Diego, California, his grandchildren Hunter, Kirsten and Kaitlyn, his Cleveland Ohio sister Beth Rosenblum and her husband Stan and his many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as Lynn Morgan, his sister-in-law and her husband Wayne from Austin, Texas.

Barry graduated from Case Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering. He owned Barry D. Bassett and Associates, a manufacturers' representative group.

Barry was a great humanitarian who loved his volunteer work for the Exchange Club of Stamford, Connecticut where he was instrumental in establishing a Child Abuse Prevention Center. He was fully involved in the Estero Rotary and worked tirelessly on their many causes...it was his passion.

Barry is preceded in death by his mother Louise, father Jack, mother and father-in-law Mary Ellen and Henry Vandiver and two-year old grandson Evan Bassett.

Barry was a happy-go-lucky, a joke teller and belly laugher and passionate about his charitable work. Most of all he loved us, his family and couldn't be more proud of his sons, grandchildren and yes - me!

The service will be held Friday April 5, 2013 at 1:00pm at Hodges Funeral Home at Naples Memorial Gardens 525 111th Ave N Naples Florida 34108. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Barry's name to the Rotary Club of Estero Foundation, PO Box 743 Estero, Florida 33928

Published in The News-Press on Apr. 4, 2013