In 1976, Mr. Bash joined with several local businessmen to form Suburban Bank & Trust (SBT), excited for the opportunity to provide banking services to local businesses, offered by bankers who would uniquely understand the point of view of the business owner and the financial needs of growing businesses. That tradition continues today, with a network of eleven branches serving businesses and families in eight communities.
Mr. Bash enjoyed a successful 32-year career as a vice president at Sunbeam Appliance Company during which time he co-founded Suburban Bank & Trust. He served as SBT’s CEO and President for 10 years prior to his retirement.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Elmhurst where he established its endowment fund, and was a member of the Board of Trustees.
Mr. Bash was a well-known and avid Duplicate Bridge player who ran one of the largest clubs in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. He served as president of the Chicago Contract Bridge Association twice, each time for a four-year term of office.
In retirement, Dan and Maxine Bash traveled the world and enjoyed meeting their fellow travelers on Crystal Cruises. He was an avid reader and movie buff who built a wide-ranging library of books and films.
Mr. Bash is also survived by his son, John Phillip (Marianne), and grandchildren, Alex, Tom, and Kerrie. He was preceded in death by his son Tom.
About Suburban Bank & Trust (SBT)
Suburban Bank & Trust was founded on the principal that the American dream can be achieved by business people understanding and helping others. Based in Elmhurst, Illinos, SBT is a locally-owned and operated community bank serving customers throughout Chicagoland. SBT offers personalized service to business owners and our neighbors in the communities we serve with commercial banking, corporate cash management, personal banking, and investment services. Further information about SBT can be found at www.sbtBankNow.com