Robert Thomas Bassler (Bob), beloved Dad, Papa, Brother, Uncle, Father-in-law and friend passed away in his home in Mesa, AZ on April 2, 2023, at the age of 88. He was surrounded by his family and friends.
He is survived by his son Grant Bassler and wife Fonda, daughter Paige Courrier and husband Tim along with grandkids; Leandra Courrier, Daniel Courrier and Cole Bassler, and sisters Linda Masi and Kathy Thomas as well as several nieces and nephews.
Bob was born on March 12, 1935, in Norwalk, CT to George and Alice Bassler. After being a successful real estate agent in CT he packed up his family and moved to Mesa, AZ in July 1978 to take advantage of the better climate for the love of his life Marjorie Bassler who was battling MS at the time. Marjorie passed away in October 1990.
Bob was known for his fun spirit, jokes, being the head of the Mesa Poli”t”e Department, an amazing rose grower which he shared with all. His legacy will continue to inspire and motivate all who knew him, and he will be cherished in our memories forever!
Services to be held on Friday April 14th at Bunker Funeral Home Garden Chapel; 33 N. Centennial Way Mesa from 10:30-11:30, followed by his burial at Mesa Cemetery on Center and Brown in Mesa. Celebration of life lunch will be at 2pm at Baja Joe’s 1927 N. Gilbert Rd. in Mesa.
In lieu of flowers you may donate to Hospice of the Valley https://www.hov.org/donate/
He was certainly a one-of-a-kind individual and will forever be missed by all who were lucky enough to cross his path.