|J. Robert Bashore Jr.|
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|Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:20|
James Robert Bashore Jr.
There will be a public memorial service for J. Robert Bashore Jr., 87, of Bowling Green, on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Grounds For Thought Coffee Shop, Bowling Green.
He died Nov. 19, 2013.
Bob Bashore was born April 5, 1926, and died quietly on November 19, 2013, after a brief illness.
In addition to a long career in the BGSU English Department, Bob was a respected member of the Bowling Green community. Most days, you could find him holding court with close friends at their favorite coffee shop.
Bob's intellect was keen and his desire to learn unbounded. He read and studied Shakespeare, literature and science and he readily shared his passion for travel and theater. Bob had a joke for every occasion. He mastered the art of timing and could string out a story until the perfect moment came to deliver the punch line, which was always anticipated by a wry smile and a twinkle in his eye.
Bob was known as an outstanding professor and one of the seminal forces in the development of the BGSU Honors College. He received academic degrees from BGSU and the University of Wisconsin, and was a proud veteran of the United States Navy.
Generations of students have attested to "Dr. Bob's" life-changing influence. He shared stories of teaching and student learning with great pride, obviously pleased that his love of literature and teaching had been passed on to others.
Bob had the good fortune to have two loving and nurturing partners in life. He married Wilma Granger in 1953 and raised two daughters, Dana and Brooke. After Wilma's death in 1988, Bob became reacquainted with Lois Wall and was her steadfast companion for 25 years. He was loved and admired by his immediate and extended family, including his two brothers and seven grandchildren.
Bob felt, as Melville did, that death was the "great untried, unknown." He ventured into death assuring all that he had loved life, loved his family and friends, and was not afraid. He died peacefully.
A memorial and celebration of Bob's life will be arranged at the Grounds for Thought coffee shop in Bowling Green at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the "J. Robert Bashore Scholarship," c/o Honors College, BGSU, 024 Founders, Bowling Green, Ohio, 43403.
Arrangements are being handled by DUNN FUNERAL HOME, Bowling Green, Ohio located in the Historical District at 408 W. Wooster St.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dunnfuneralhome.com
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 05 December 2013 10:22|
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