Leonard Bases Obituary
 
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Leonard Bases

August 2, 1912 - January 25, 2012
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Dr. Leonard Bases (of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Chappaqua, New York) died January 25, 2012 – in his one hundredth year. Survived by his wife of 71 years, Ann; sons John and Terry, daughter-in-law Deborah; grandsons Jamey and Alexander; nephews Robert and Samuel. Dr.Bases graduated from Columbia College in 1932, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. At the depth of the Great Depression he and his brother Joe won his first year's Medical School tuition by betting on a long shot at the races. He earned the rest of his tuition by working as a shoe salesman and selling his own blood. He graduated from Columbia's College of Physicians...
Dr. Leonard Bases (of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Chappaqua, New York) died January 25, 2012 – in his one hundredth year. Survived by his wife of 71 years, Ann; sons John and Terry, daughter-in-law Deborah; grandsons Jamey and Alexander; nephews Robert and Samuel.
Dr.Bases graduated from Columbia College in 1932, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. At the depth of the Great Depression he and his brother Joe won his first year's Medical School tuition by betting on a long shot at the races. He earned the rest of his tuition by working as a shoe salesman and selling his own blood. He graduated from Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1936 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He was an intern, resident, and later a house surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army medical corps. After the war he was a Special Fellow in head and neck surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. A gifted surgeon and brilliant diagnostician, he served chiefly, over the next thirty years, as an Attending Otolaryngologist at the Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York. He served on the Hawthorne Medical Panel for over 10 years. He was a Dazian Foundation Fellow and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Health.
A passionate world traveler, he devoted ten years of his later life to teaching and practicing medicine in Afghanistan and Java as a volunteer with Care Medico.
Throughout his life he was known for his extraordinary intelligence, capability, generosity and caring. A beloved husband, father, grandfather and uncle, he was also the best of friends
Arrangements under the direction of National Cremation & Burial Society, Sarasota, FL.

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