Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Dr. Charles L. Bassman with his wife, Mickey
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Charles L. Bassman (Chuck). Chuck was a member of the Greater Delaware Valley Chapter’s South Jersey Government Relations Committee and was a passionate and tireless advocate for both federal and state issues. Chuck was most proud of being inducted into the National MS Society’s Volunteer Hall of Fame for Advocacy in 2008 with his wife, Mickey.
Chuck was an avid beach lover and he and Mickey led the charge to secure disability-accessible beach access in their community. They were successful in their efforts to make the beaches accessible in Margate City, NJ. The city also has invested in a loanable sand wheelchair to help people with disabilities reach chairs near the ocean.
A psychologist, Chuck was a kind and gentle person and was deeply committed to making a difference for those living with MS, a disease he battled for 12 years. Chuck would volunteer at every event and talk to anyone about the importance of advocacy. He will be deeply missed by all.

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