Loss of a Class member. Dean Bass
We received word yesterday that Dean Bass passed away last week. 09/10/11
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Memorial for Dean Bass
Burton Dean Bass
Nov. 7, 1939-Sept. 8, 2011
Dean was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. His family moved to Mexico when he was about 2 & 1/2 and remained there about 5 years.
At this time his family moved to Okla. From here they made their home in the Valley of So. Tex.
The next move for his family was to Kingsville, Texas during his Jr. High days.
He graduated from H.M. King High School in 1959. He was very active in their sports programs; running track and playing both basketball and football. In 1958 he served as a football captain along with Arturo Flores, James Pilot, Doug Harvey, and Ronny Johnson. He received a scholarship from the University of Houston where he played defensive end in their football program.
Upon graduating from U. of H., Dean began a career in the steel industry. This career took him to Mexico where he worked until his retirement. One of the highlights of his career was to be the overseer in building a steel plant and then putting it into operation.
Dean is survived by his son, Travis, his sister, Sue Bass (Wiley) Barton as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
Memorials may be made in Dean's name to the charity of your choice.
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I went to Texas A & I for 2 years and was married in 1961 and was a stay at home Mom until my divorce in 1975, when I got my real estate license and worked in real estate. I packed up my kids and ran away to San Antonio in 1980 and stayed in real estate most of that time, until I returned to Kingsville in 1989 and went to work for Kleberg County Title Co., as an Escrow Officer. In 1995 with my first three grandchildren living in San Antonio, I moved back and was an Escrow Officer at Stewart Title Company.
I moved back to Kingsville from San Antonio in 2002, working in a family business until 2004, I went back to work at Kleberg County Title Co. as an Escrow Officer and expect to be there when I retire, whenever that might be
I have four great kids, Sharlot (1962), Shelly (1964) Scott (1967) and Shawna (1970), they have been my life for the last 33 years and now I have nine grandchildren. Grayson (16), Alex (14), Josh (13), Amber (10), Austin (10), Stewart (8), Sydney (8), Madeline (7) and Jack (9 months). Seven are in the San Antonio-New Braunsfel area and the 2 youngest are in the San Francisco Bay area, way too far away for my liking.
I stay in touch with friends from high school, in fact Ann Arthur (Weber) and I still travel together and laugh about all the things that we did our Senior year. We still mourn the loss of Ruanne Turcotte McKinney, she was the best friend I ever had and since we became single the same year we were inseparable. Ran and played and started dating all over again. I think of her everyday.
I look forward to seeing everyone in September. Jean
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CHIUMINATTO Martin J. Chiuminatto, age 90, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Kingsville. He was born in Beaumont, Texas to Martin and Rose Oliveri Chiuminatto. Mr. Chiuminatto taught at the Kingsville Independent School District as an industrial arts teacher for over 30 years until his retirement. He had earned a bachelors and masters degree from Texas College of Arts and Industries. Mr. Chiuminatto was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and subsequently retired from the Navy Reserve as a Chief Petty Officer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John C. Chiuminatto; and two sisters, Mary Messina and Peggy Staten.
Mr. Chiuminatto is survived by his wife, Jimmie Sue Chiuminatto of Kingsville; son, Martin J. (Mary) Chiuminatto Jr. of Kingsville; daughter, Lee (Jim) Means of Waukesha, Wisconsin; two step-daughters, Lisa (Steve) Manus of Houston, Texas and Kim (Kevin) Davis of Weesatche, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place on Friday, January 28, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel with Roy Smalling officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Kingsville at Chamberlain Cemetery.
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