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11801 SE Mt Scott Blvd., Portland, OR

OBITUARY

Frank Leslie Bass Jr.

May 6, 1937March 15, 2020

Frank Leslie Bass, Jr., 82, of Portland, Oregon, passed away on March 15 surrounded by family from an extended illness due to complications of heart and kidney disease.

Frank was born on May 6, 1937 to Frank Leslie Bass and Harriett Stevens in Portland, OR. Frank graduated from Grant High School in 1956. After nine years with the Oregon Air National Guard, Frank took a position with the United States Postal Service at the downtown office and Portland Airport where he worked for the next 37 years.

In 1962, he met Sandra Kniss, and they wed in November 1962, were married for 57 years and lived in Portland. Frank and Sandy had two children, David and John Bass.

Frank enjoyed many activities throughout his life including mountain climbing, skiing, fishing, hunting, golfing, working on cars, collecting stamps and watching sporting events. In high school, Frank was an outstanding athlete playing football, basketball, and track. After high school, he also enjoyed playing softball. Frank was a 60-year member of the Mazama’s mountain climbing club and summitted Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helen’s in the late 1950’s.

Family was very important to him and he could often be found at various family gatherings. Family relied on his generosity and willingness to help out whenever needed. Over the years Frank stayed in touch with many friends from high school and work which he enjoyed meeting up with. Frank’s sense of humor was well known among family and friends. A quick joke or funny gesture was his trademark, even through his illness, he continued to humor doctors, nurses and family.

Frank will be dearly missed by all that had the honor to know him. He is survived by wife Sandra Bass, sons David and John Bass, daughter-in-laws June and Tatiana Bass, sister Carolann Tripp, brother/sister-in-law Roy and Niki Kniss, grandchildren Kate, Adi and Makenna Bass, step-grandchildren Bella and Josh Makens, also many nieces and nephews in the Portland area.

The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/oregon/oregon-and-southwest-washington or a charity of your choice.

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Biography

Frank Leslie Bass, Jr., 82, of Portland, Oregon, passed away on March 15 surrounded by family from an extended illness due to complications of heart and kidney disease.

Frank was born on May 6, 1937 to Frank Leslie Bass and Harriett Stevens in Portland, OR. Frank graduated from Grant High School in 1956. After nine years with the Oregon Air National Guard, Frank took a position with the United States Postal Service at the downtown office and Portland Airport where he worked for the next 37 years.

In 1962, he met Sandra Kniss, and they wed in November 1962, were married for 57 years and lived in Portland. Frank and Sandy had two children, David and John Bass.

Frank enjoyed many activities throughout his life including mountain climbing, skiing, fishing, hunting golfing, working on cars, collecting stamps and watching sporting events. In high school, Frank was an outstanding athlete playing football, basketball, and track. After high school, he also enjoyed playing softball. Frank was a 60-year member of the Mazama’s mountain climbing club and summitted Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helen’s in the late 1950’s.

Family was very important to him and he could often be found at various family gatherings. Family relied on his generosity and willingness to help out whenever needed. Over the years Frank stayed in touch with many friends from high school and work which he enjoyed meeting up with. Frank’s sense of humor was well known among family and friends. A quick joke or funny gesture was his trademark, even through his illness, he continued to humor doctors, nurses, and family.

Frank will be dearly missed by all that had the honor to know him. He is survived by wife Sandra Bass, sons David and John Bass, daughter-in-laws June and Tatiana Bass, sister Carolann Tripp, brother/sister-in-law Roy and Niki Kniss, daughter-in-laws June and Tatiana Bass, grandchildren Kate, Adi and Makenna Bass, step-grandchildren, Isabella and Joshua Macon, also many nieces and nephews in the Portland area.