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Laura Karene Bass

June 26, 1968 — January 22, 2021

Laura Karene Bass, 52, of Mountainside, NJ passed away on Friday, January 22, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 30, 2021 in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, NJ. A private visitation for family members and close friends will precede the service from 10 am to 11 am at Gray Funeral Directors, 318 E Broad Street, Westfield, NJ. Please go to: to offer condolences. Laura was the daughter of the late Manfred and Marion Bass. Laura is preceded in death by her brother Glenn, her uncles: Gerhard Bass and Joseph Mish, and her aunts: Edel Freitag and Marion Bass. She is survived by her son: Richard Glenn Heins, her three uncles: Wm. Peter Freitag, Walter Bass and William Soos, her four aunts: Bette Bass, Inge Mills, Marianne Mish and Elizabeth Soos, and 17 first cousins.
Laura graduated with an undergraduate degree in English from Seton Hall University, was a national champion body builder, and always had a love for animals and nature. She spent several summers vacationing with her family and friends at her parents' cabins on Lake Wallenpaupack in Pennsylvania. In addition to her home in Mountainside, New Jersey, she also lived for several years in both the Florida Keys and Hellertown, Pennsylvania. No matter where she lived, her time was spent focused on fitness and the care of animals. She was extremely proud of her father, Manfred Bass, who was the chief designer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade for over forty years, but her greatest joy was her son, Richard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA online at or via mail to P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929.
Arrangements bt Gray Funeral Home, Westfield.
The Service will be Livestreamed on You Tube at 12 Noon, Saturday January 30, 2021. to view the service, which csn be viewed at your convenience, click this link: .
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Stuyvesant Ave., Union, NJ 07083

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