Dolores O. Bassett
Dolores O. Bassett, a long time resident of Edgeworth, passed away Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Villa St. Joseph in Baden. The daughter of Salvatore and Rose Ombres, the sister of deceased Samuel Ombres, Dolores was the loving wife of deceased John Bassett. Born in Ambridge, Dolores attended Duquesne University, excelling in science. Her 30 year professional career included executive positions at Calgon then Merck. Once retired, she opened Rainforest Gallery in Sewickley, with her husband, John, of Robert Morris College, where she showcased her talents for collecting fine art and eclectic ephemera. Dolores was a passionate woman who devoted her time to many causes. She is survived by her nieces, Lauren Hirz and Valerie Stoutenberg; her grand-nieces, Danielle Hirz and Corinne Stoutenberg, as well as many cousins. At the family's request, there was no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. James Catholic Church. Entombment followed in Resurrection Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements were entrusted to JOHN SYKA FUNERAL HOME INC., 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge.
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