Ellen M. Bass

unknown - October 24, 2011

Ellen M. Bass, 84, of Lutz, Fl, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Tampa, Fl. She moved to Tampa 29 years ago from Marcellus. She is predeceased by her husband, Dale K Bass. She is survived by her children, Rene Bass, Jeff Bass (Karen) and Dale Bass Jr (Terry) of Tampa,Fl and Nancy Messecar (David) and Bonnie Pruyn (Sam) both of New York; two sisters Margaret Brenneman of Borodino and Nan Olney of Georgia; seven grandchildren and her faithful feline companion, Kramer. She will be forever in our hearts.


dgagnier 3 years, 5 months ago

I lived in Tampa for about a year and a half around 1985. We lived in old Carrollwood and it was there that I met and became good friends with Rene Bass. For those of you who knew Rene then, she had an old orange moped that took several tries to get it started! I moved away and eventually Rene and I lost touch and I just thought of her today and keyed her name into Google. One of the items that Google returned was the news of Ellen's passing. I was very sad to read this and to learn that Dale Bass had passed on as well. Dale and Ellen (I think she went by Ellie?) were very good to me. Whenever I came over, Ellie was always so friendly and hospitable as was Dale. He even took me to Bob's Big Boy one day for lunch, not for any reason but just because he was that way. They were really nice people and I'm glad to have known them. My thoughts are with all of you. I'm very sorry for your loss. Rene, I'm probably one of the last people on the planet who isn't on Facebook (just not interested) but if you'd like to drop me a line at anytime, I'm at derekgagnier@shaw.ca. Other than these losses, I hope life is treating you kindly.

Derek Vancouver, B.C.


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