Norton Leigh Bassett, Jr.

April 15, 1946 ~ September 28, 2019 (age 73)


Leigh was born April 15, 1946 to Norton Leigh Bassett, Sr. and Louise Reiser Bassett.  Raised in Danvers, IL, he attended University High School in Normal, IL and enlisted in the Army after graduation.  In 1967, he married Sue Remsburg of Normal, IL.  She survives.

Leigh trained at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA and spent nearly all of his Army career at Ft. Meade, MD.  After leaving the Army, he worked for Motorola and then as a hardware and software consulting engineer until retiring in 2001.

Leigh's interests included ham radio, computers and electronics, photography, archaeology, antique radios, stamp collecting, languages, and Mayan hieroglyphic translations.  He was fond of animals and rescued many homeless cats.

Memorial donations may be made to:

  • The Nature Conservancy


  • Last Chance Animal Rescue


  • Rock Creek Cats

  • Project Liberty Ship


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Memorial Service
October 10, 2019

7:00 PM
Chapel at Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A.
313 Talbott Avenue
Laurel, MD 20707

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