Harvey S. Bass

Lexington, Massachusetts

1957 - 2017


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Harvey Stewart Bass, 59, passed away peacefully Thursday morning at his home in Tucson, Arizona after a long battle with cancer. Harvey was born on May 23, 1957 in Landstuhl, Germany and grew up as an Air Force brat in various locations in the northeastern United States. On May 14,1968, Harvey...

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I just learned of Harvey's passing. I worked with Harvey at NSO for 3 years. He was a wonderful contract's manager! With a very wry sense of humor, but strong commitment to the job. It was a fantastic pleasure to have worked with him.

I just heard of Harvey's passing from another friend. Harvey and I were close childhood friends. We lost touch after high school but I was fortunate to speak with him about 3 years ago when he found me on Facebook. We had a wonderful talk for at least an hour. My sincerest condolences to his family.

While writing my personal history that included my having lunch at Korat RTAFB with his father, Sam, I made contact with Harvey. We have maintained contact for about eighteen months through telephone and e-mail. I told Harvey about working with his Father on the MRC-107 and later marveling as Sam showed me his Thunderchief-105 the afternoon before his last flight. I was at the Officer's club on the day he was killed and talked to other flyers about his last mission.
Although I only...

I didn't know Harvey all that well, but we developed a relationship after his surgeries. I visited him a few times at his home, which is rare for me. I was amazed at how meticulous he was with his ship and model building. He was very proud of those accomplishments. He showed me a closet filled with models yet to be built and asked me did he have enough time left to build me one. That's a hard question to answer. I told him to live hard everyday and if that was part of the plan, then...

Although Harvey was my cousin, I spent time with him only after both he and I and my family moved to the Chicago area in the 1980's. His visits were a particular source of delight to our children, who were thrilled with the sight of him stepping out of his red Mustang sports car, and with the stories he would tell them. I regret that we did not stay in touch after we all left Chicago.

I remember Seymour, Harvey's father, and I understood that Harvey was profoundly affected when...

Harvey was a brillant mind, gone to soon. A big loss to family and friends. Susan Johnson Seroff

So very sorry to hear of the loss of an old friend. I haven't seen Harvey in many years but spent many a day laughing with this kid person as a teenager in Massachusetts. My condolences to his friends and family!

Harvey my friend you are gone much too early. I will always remember your passion for performance cars and politics, and it was my honor to serve you as your insurance agent. Godspeed my friend, I will miss you.

I am very sorry to hear about Harvey's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.