Physician and philanthropist Bassam Nasr dies

A prominent local gastroenterologist and philanthropist has died. Dr. Bassam Nasr passed away yesterday, July 16th, after a short illness. Nasr, an immigrant from Lebanon, has called St. Clair County Home for the past 30 years. He helped to establish the Nasr Natural Science Museum at St. Clair County Community College in 2013, which boasts the largest collection of fossil artifacts in the thumb region. He was also the President of Physician Healthcare Network, a regional multi-specialty physician group.