Russell Bass

May 21, 1948 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 73)


Rusty was born to Bob & Peggy Bass in Seattle. He graduated from Stadium H.S in 1966 & was an avid baseball player. He joined the Navy & served in the Vietnam War. After working in the electrical field for most of his life, he retired from North Coast Electric. He was a proud member of the VFW Narrows Bridge Post 10018. He is survived by his children Jaime & Kyle & 2 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents & sisters, Robin & Miffin.

Rusty lived by his own rules & stuck to them. He loved playing golf with his buddies & traveling to different golf courses. He was known for not holding back his opinion, his knack for telling it like it is & he always told you the truth especially if you didn't like it. He was also the man known for his endless amount of funny jokes especially his inappropriate ones, which also entertained his fellow barstool spectators.

You can run into him in the afterlife at the nearest alcohol establishment in the sky with a bourbon & coke in one hand & a Marb Red in the other.

At his request, there will be no funeral. We will celebrate him with a toast at an open house starting at 3pm on March 25th at the VFW, 4741 N. Baltimore, Tacoma.


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