John M. Basset, 97, Vero Beach

John M. Bassett, 97, of Vero Beach, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Indian River Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 2, 1913 in Minneapolis, Minn., and had been a resident of Vero Beach since 1978, coming from Maryland. Bassett was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 8th Air Force. He retired from teaching for Montgomery County Public Schools in 1976.

John is survived by his son, John A. Bassett; daughter-in-law, Melinda; two grandchildren, Sarah and Andrew; brother-in-law Dean Donovan; niece, Ruth Aldrich, and several great nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife of 57 years Phyllis H. Bassett and parents, Elmer Melendy and Minna Johnson Bassett.

Services will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1850 6th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or The Indian River Medical Center Auxiliary, 1000 36th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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