Robert Anthony Bassler of North Chesterfield passed away on March 26, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Angela Bassler.
Robert is survived by his longtime loving companion, Linda Paz Beggs; son, Anthony Paz; daughter, Kimberlee Jones (John); brother, Christopher Bassler (Lucinda). He also is survived by sisters, Jeanene Dokulil, Colleen Miller (Lon), Lisa Mistic, and Patrice Zimbley. Robert leaves behind numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, abundant friends, long time family/best friend Kenneth Hammer and even his most precious Chihuahua Cinnamon.
Robert was born in Tucson Arizona on Davis Mountain Air Force Base on April 25,1956. Robert’s lifelong career and passion was law enforcement. He began his career with the Air Force Military law enforcement where he was born. He also worked with facilities protection at IBM Tucson Arizona, as a correction officer with Pima County Sheriff’s Dept. Tucson Arizona, Police Chief Mammoth Police Dept. Mammoth Arizona, corrections officer North Slope Police Dept. Borrow Alaska, Police Chief Mountainair police Dept. Mountainair New Mexico, Police Chief Baca County Sheriff’s office Fort Summer New Mexico, Police Sergeant Tularosa Police Dept. Tularosa New Mexico, Police Chief Kake Police Dept. Kake Alaska.
Robert’s hobbies included: hunting, fishing, camping, motorcycle riding and he could create whatever he chose to. Robert was a kind soul, patient man, friends and family always felt safer with Robert around. He was loved by many! He will be greatly missed! We all love you Robert and will never forget you!
A memorial service will be held at a later date.