In Memoriam: Gregg Bassett

Remembering longtime Mensa member Gregg Bassett, who passed away October 5, 2008

We are sad to note the passing of Gregg Bassett, a long-time member of Chicago Area Mensa and president of Squirrelly Productions (home of "The Squirrel Lover's Club"). Gregg enlivened many a WeeM with his often standing-room-only presentations on squirrels, including their antics in the wild as well as those of Happy, the squirrel he rescued and cared for and who accompanied him to the presentations to the delight of the audiences. In his words, squirrels are "the Mensans of the Animal Kingdom."

His funeral notice (from the Chicago Tribune, 10/7/2008):

Gregg Bassett, 65, of Elmhurst for over 20 years, beloved husband of Kathy. President of the Squirrel Lovers Club. Visitation at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Road, Elmhurst, from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Services 11 a.m. Thursday, October 9.
Interment Forest Home Cemetery.
Info: 630-834-3515

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Gregg and Happy at WeeM 2007

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(photos by Jay Allen)

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