Preston R. Bassett, Jr.

Preston R. Bassett, Jr. (Roger), 95, died 11 March 2018 at Valley Hospital from complications due to a fall. Born in Brooklyn, NY 16 October 1922, son of Jeanne Mordorf and Preston R. Bassett, Sr. A graduate of Amherst College and R.P.I. He was a Senior Process Engineer with American Cyanamid International and previously Lederle Laboratories. A proud Veteran of WWII serving on the USS Chevalier as a Lieutenant J.G. Dear husband of Josephine Bassett (nee Sauser) of almost 49 years, and father of their daughter Sarah Jeanne Bassett and grandfather of Gideon Bassett Duffy. Also, from a first marriage, father of Ellen Bassett Meadors of Lincoln, Massachusetts, and two deceased children, Martha G. Bassett and Paul P. Bassett, and his grandchildren Zoya Geacintov Seubert, Martha Bassett Baier, Mary Bassett Anishchenko, Susanna Bassett Oakley, Andrea Bassett Zabaglio, and 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister Margaret Bassett Stern and William Bassett, brother Allen Bassett predeceased him. Also predeceased by second wife Jay Maxon. A devoted family man, in his leisure Roger enjoyed reading, tennis, travel, hiking (including Mt. Etna and Mt. Snowden), sailing, camping, choral singing, and most of all being with his family and friends. A memorial service at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 17th at Wyckoff Reformed Church Sanctuary, 580 Wyckoff Avenue, Wyckoff,NJ, followed by a reception in the Memorial Room. Interment to be at a later date in Ashfield, MA. In lieu of flowers, contribution's in Roger's memory may be made to the The Nature Conservancy, Attn: Treasury, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203.