Oliver Vernon Bass

June 17, 1926November 20, 2018

Oliver Vernon Bass, 92, of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 20, 2018 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Secaucus, NJ, Oliver grew up in Hoboken and had also lived in Toms River until settling in Whiting. Oliver was a United States Navy Veteran who proudly served our country. After his time in the service Oliver went to work for Alco in Hoboken which led him to his career as a Pressman at the New York Times for 32 years until his retirement in 1990.

Predeceased by his loving wife Gilda in 2008, Oliver is survived by his children, Steve and Fabiola, Walter and Donna, Christine and John Mullins and Linda and Kelly. Also surviving are Oliver’s loving grandchildren, Stephanie, Jakki, Jeff, Brittany, Kimberly, Jenna and five great grandchildren, Sydney, Lexi, Natalia, Briella and Wesley.

Family and friends may gather Monday, November 26, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 115 Lacey Rd. Whiting, NJ 08759. A service is to begin at 12 pm and interment will follow to St. Mary’s of the Lake Cemetery, Lakewood. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


  • Steve Bass, Son
  • Walter Bass, Son
  • Christine Mullins, Daughter
  • Linda Bass, Daughter
  • Oliver is also survived by his loving grandchildren and great grandchildren, Jenna, Kim, Jeff, Brittney, Stephanie, Jakki, Sydney, Lexi, Natalia, Briella and Wesley.


  • Visitation Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, November 26, 2018

Oliver Vernon Bass

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mel davis

January 11, 2019

As i was a pressman at the New York Times in Carlstat N.J. and worked with Ollie on F press [aka F troop] for many years, its so hard to imagine that Ollie is no longer with us. We had many years together and we had many years of fun, kidding around and somehow or other he managed to tolerate me. Its impossible to relay into words the many years of memories but i will carry on the thoughts that made Ollie as great as he was. I just found out today about his passing when the Christmas card i sent him as i did every year, got returned. So in closing let us all rejoice the fact that in our time here on earth, he was here with us and made our lives just that little bit more fulfilling. goodbye Ollie as you leave for the happy hunting ground.