Mary  Kass

Memorial Visitation

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, April 12, 2024
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road
Katonah, New York, United States

Memorial Donations

Memorial Donations in memory of Mary Beth Kass may be sent to: Bedford 2030 Initiative 68 Bedford Road Katonah, NY 10536

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Kass

Mary Elizabeth “Mary Beth” Kass passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2024. She was born on December 12th, 1963 in New Brunswick, NJ to Ronald and Judith Salmini Falk. She spent her childhood in Tewksbury Township, NJ attending local schools and Voorhees High School. Mary Beth graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1985, moved to New York for work and married Evan Kass in 1989. They raised their daughter, Alexandra, and son, Brian, in the hamlet of Katonah, NY.

Mary Beth was kind, caring, and had a lifelong passion for serving others. She volunteered at the Katonah Community Center, served as Co-Chair of the Katonah Village Improvement Society, served as Secretary of the Katonah Chamber of Commerce, co-founded the Bedford 2030 Coalition, and was elected as a Councilwoman for the Town of Bedford. In recognition of her commitment to civic service, Mary Beth was inducted into New York State’s 40th Senate District’s Women of Distinction Hall of Fame in 2012.

Mary Beth had a radiant and magnetic personality made evident by the long-lasting relationships she forged with both friends and family. She lived her life with patience, curiosity, and a desire to make people feel special. She loved to read and learn about things old and new. She loved the beach and her home in Old Saybrook, CT. Above all else, she loved her husband, her children, and her three grandboys who affectionately referred to her as “Nini.”

Mary Beth will be sadly missed by her husband, her children, her parents, her brothers, Jay and Scott, her grandchildren, Luke, Owen & Jake, her in-laws, Carolyn and Steve Kass, and a large extended family. Her legacy in Bedford continues with Bedford 2030’s annual award for exceptional volunteerism – the Mary Beth Kass Climate Leader Award.


Friends will be received at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY on Friday, April 12th from 3-7pm. A private interment for family will be held at Kensico Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bedford 2030 Initiative or any charity of your choice.

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