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Charles Bassler Sr. had passion for golf until the very end
Charles Bassler Sr. had passion for golf until the very end

On a doctor’s visit during the final year of his life, 92-year old Charles Bassler Sr. was asked a series of questions to test his mind, and then asked to write a sentence. Bassler simply wrote, "I love golf." His daughter, Elizabeth Fandel fondly remembered that moment, one day after the golfing legend from Catonsville died on May 20. “This was a man who made his living at something he loved, golf,” said Fandel, who helped care for her dad after his wife, Peggy, died in April of 2011. He moved from Catonsville to her home in Mendham, New Jersey for his final two years and Fandel saw his passion for golf until his third bout with pneumonia finally took him...

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