Robert T. Basseches “Bob”


Robert T. Basseches, “Bob,” passed away on Oct. 10, 2021. He deeply loved and was much loved by his family, including his wonderful wife of 63 years, Harriet; and his children, K.B. (John Holm), Joshua (Amy Perry Basseches) and Jessica (Carissa Moncavage). He also leaves behind three grandchildren, Jacob, Sophie and Adam Edward. He was predeceased by his parents, Jacob and Paula, and his brother, Mark.

Bob was born on Jan. 24, 1934, and grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. He attended Amherst College (graduating Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in physics in 1955), and Yale Law School (graduating both Cum Laude and second in the class in 1958).

Following law school, he married his longtime sweetheart, Harriet. Together they settled in Washington, D.C. Bob became clerk for Judge David Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Then he became clerk for Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black. Then Bob became an attorney at the Washington law firm of Shea and Gardner, later rebranded Goodwin. He practiced law for the next 58 years.

Donations may be made to Washington Concert Opera ( or Jewish Family Services Richmond ( Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.
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