FREDERICK — Lawrence “Larry” Tyler Bassett, 56, of Frederick and Naples, Fla., died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick.
Born April 3, 1957, in Baltimore, he was the son of Dorothy Lipscombe Bassett of Port Richey, Fla. and the late Louis Tyler Bassett.
Larry was a graduate of University of Maryland School of Architecture and was employed by NVR, Inc. as their Director of Architectural Services since 1989.
In addition to his mother, Larry is survived by his brother, James Bassett and wife Sandy, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his partner of 21 years, Terrence "Terry" Ruppert and his family, Terry's parents Thomas and Elaine Ruppert, of LaVale, who Larry thought of as his second parents; brother, Thomas Ruppert and his wife, Rebecca, also of LaVale; sister, Nicole Malony and husband Kevin, of Winchester, Va.; nieces, Ami and Kelli Bassett and nephews Zachary Ruppert, Reid Malony, and Grant Malony.
Terry would like to thank the staff of Homewood for their love, support, and care.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Larry's name to University of Maryland School of Medicine, Office of Development; Attn: Patricia Bates, 31 S. Greene St., Room 301B, Baltimore, MD 21201. These funds will help support the Integrative Care Team at the University of Maryland Medical Center. This is a special group that provided live, soothing music therapy for Larry during his long hospital stay.
Arrangements were handled by Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A., of Frederick and Stauffer Crematory, Inc.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.