Robert S. Basch, 79, of Clark died Aug. 20, 2012. Born in Newark, he lived in Irvington before moving to Clark 22 years ago.
Mr. Basch was an elementary school teacher in Newark and then in Irvington for a total of 25 years. He also served as a guidance counselor in Irvington.
He earned a BS in elementary education and an MA in counseling, both from Seton Hall University.
He served in the U.S. Marines.
He was a member of the Elks of Clark.
He is survived by his companion, Carmen Sanchez, and her family and many friends.
Services were held Aug. 23 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion.