Michael Bash  (T-13)

Sept 18, 1944 – Jan 30, 2012

Michael Bash(T-13) passed away at his home in Thessaloniki, Greece on Jan 30, 2012. He served two years as a teacher in Karamanli, Turkey, from 1966-1968. He later was a Peace Corps recruiter in the Midwest.

Michael taught English at Anatolia College In Thessaloniki for 35 years retiring in 2008.

March 2, 2012   The Tribune-Star [Terre Haute, IN]      

TERRE HAUTE — Michael R Bash of Thessaloniki, Greece, died at his home on Jan. 30, 2012. He was born Sept. 18, 1944, in Terre Haute, to James R. Bash and Virginia L. Bash.

He attended Wiley High School and graduated from Indiana University in 1966. He received a master’s degree in history from the University of Michigan in 1972, and a master’s degree from Indiana University in education in 1973. Michael served as a teacher in the Peace Corps for two years in Turkey. He taught English as a foreign language at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, for more than 30 years. He was chairman of the English department before retiring in 2008. Michael enjoyed language study, cooking, history, current events, music and etymology.

He is survived by his wife Katherine; his sons, Aaron and David; his brother, David; and his cousins, John Lowry and Vera Bagley.

Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the James R. and Virginia L. Bash Scholarship at the Indiana State University Foundation, 30 N. 5th St., Terre Haute, IN 47809.        —- From TribStar.com

Association of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Friends of Turkey