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JERRY BASS Jerry Lee Bass, of Las Vegas, passed away from cancer, Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. He was born July 23, 1946 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife, Caroline Preston Bass; sons, Edwin James Bass and Stephen Brodie Bass; daughter-in-law, Brandi Bass; grandchildren, Breece, Breanne and Broderick Bass; daughter, Angeline Rene Young; and son-in-law, Chris Young. Jerry attended Greenwood High School in Indiana and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1965-1969. From 1964-2001 Jerry was employed with Ely Lilly and Co. in Indianapolis, he was an ABC Indianapolis Morning News interpreter, a director for Deaf Community Services, a United Way affiliate also in Indianapolis, he was a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter and owner of Preston Bass Interpreting Services in Las Vegas. Jerry was on the Indiana Board of Interpreter Standards, a member and past president of both the Indiana and Nevada Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and was on the National Ethical Practices Committee of RID. He was also a member of Children of Deaf Adults, the National Association of the Deaf and Nevada Association of the Deaf. Jerry enjoyed golf, poker, movies and family. Services will be at 1 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, at Siena Community Center, 10575 Siena Monte Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89135. Donations may be sent to Caroline Bass, PO Box 370162, Las Vegas, NV 89137 for the establishment of a scholarship for children of Deaf parents wishing to become professional sign language interpreters.

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