Paul Thomasset

Memorial Visitation

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Clark Associates Funeral Home
4 Woods Bridge Road
Katonah, New York, United States

Obituary of Paul B. Thomasset

Paul B. Thomasset died peacefully at home on April 7th 2024 surrounded by his family, after a brave seven-year battle with cancer. 

Paul is survived by Lindley Greenough Thomasset, his wife of 53 years, sons Paul C. and Leland, their wives Marie Caliendo and Gina-Salerno, daughter in-law Jacqui Coker and five grandchildren, Carly, Ian, Paul Dylan, Genevieve and Sierra.  He is also survived by family in LencloĆ®tre, France. He was predeceased by his father Paul A., mother Henrietta and youngest son Clifford.

After growing up on Staten Island, Paul graduated from Lehigh University in 1955 with a degree in chemical engineering. He spent his career manufacturing pigments at Thomasset Colors (founded by his father) and Paul Uhlich Colors. 

Paul was an avid sailor on both water and ice.  He learned to sail with his father and cousin Jack Bradley around New York Harbor and passed that love onto his children and grandchildren.  In 1973, Paul won the HHIC B Skeeter Class Championship and Overall Ice Boating Championship. In 1975, he won the International B Skeeter Sailing Championship. 

Paul loved being in nature and was passionate about preserving the environment.  He shared his love of exploring the Adirondacks with his family and was an ardent supporter of the region. As a Sierra Club leader, he introduced hundreds to the scenic beauty of rivers and the outdoors. Paul and Lindley shared their love of adventure, nature and conversation by creating memories running rivers, sailing oceans and organizing annual cross country ski trips to the Adirondacks attended by four generations of the Thomasset family.

Paul brought his endless curiosity, creativity and determination to a variety of pursuits. He served on the wetlands commission in Bedford, NY and was a leader in many conservation efforts.  He had a talent for creating digital black and white photography of nature and landscapes.

In 2020, Paul became a Bedford Village Fire Commissioner and used his organizational, analytical skills and knowledge of engineering to promote the building of the new fire house. 

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 3 to 5 pm at Clark Associates Funeral Home, 4 Woods Bridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536.  At 4:00pm the family invites you to share your memories of Paul.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Adirondack Land Trust.



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