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Robert Thomas Bassler

03/12/1935 - 04/02/2023
Service Date: 04/14/2023
Service Time: 10:30 am
Service Location: Bunker Garden Chapel
Interment: City of Mesa Cemetery

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.


Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Tom & Linda Kracke

    One of best for sure. He will be missed

  • Tim &Teresa Rayburn

    He will be truly missed, I will always remember the day I met him.

  • Melinda Applegate

    My beloved friend, loved by so many.

  • The Bob Collins Family

    What an incredible human being he was!! We have so many fond memories of Bob and are so lucky to have known him. Any time we’d ask how he was doing, he’d reply, “super fantastic”! He spread positivity and kindness like no other.
    Hugs and prayers to Grant, Paige and the rest of his family.

  • Sure going to miss talking with Bob. He sure touched so many lives and put a smile on their faces. Many funny and entertaining stories, he was always up for a good laugh. Best Regards, The Bassler’s- from the East Coast

  • Rex Applegate

    Met Bob several times while visiting one of his Mesa tenants, my sister Melinda. He was a great guy and fun to be around. RIP Bob.

  • I couldn’t have asked for a better Father-in-law. In the 30 years of knowing the man I don’t think we ever had an overly heated discussion or a cross word said between us. He will be sorely missed. God Speed Bob and thanks for approving in your daughter’s hand and letting me be a part of your family.

  • Good man, great sense of humor and ornery. I like ornery.

  • Sandy Courrier

    I will remember Bob for his games at family gatherings, his beautiful roses and his post-it notes. I will miss him at our family gatherings.

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