Irving Louis Kass

July 11, 1930September 16, 2022
Irving Kass passed away on September 16, 2022 after a long illness at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He was 92. Born on July 11, 1930 in Jersey City, N.J., Mr. Kass was married to his wife and best friend, Barbara (Spector) Kass, for more than 67 years. He was the father of Steven Kass and Donna (Kass) Mendelson, who pre-deceased him in 2014. He was also the grandfather of Jared and Lindsay Kass and Justin and Andrew Mendelson. He was the father-in-law to Debbie Kass and Seth Mendelson. Mr. Kass also had an wonderful relationship with his nephews Lee and Ronnie, the sons of his brother Edward, who was killed in a car accident many years ago. A graduate of Snyder High School in Jersey City, N.J. and New York University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Mr. Kass co-founded Rothstein Kass in 1959. Under his guidance and leadership, the company grew into a leading accounting firm. By the time of his retirement from Rothstein Kass in 1995, the Roseland, N.J.-based company had become one of the most respected accounting firms in the nation with offices located in many cities across the country. His interests and activities went far beyond his professional life. Besides his strong commitment and involvement to his ever-growing family, he was the chairperson of Israel Bonds for the Metrowest community in New Jersey in the 1990s and was involved in a number of other philanthropic organizations, both during his professional career and for decades after his retirement. He was also a former member and past president of Temple Beth Shalom in West Orange, N.J. Mr. Kass was a long time resident of New Jersey, living in Jersey City, West Orange, Livingston and Montville. After retiring and moving to Florida, Mr. Kass became an active member of the Delaire Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. where he took a strong interest in many club activities and was an avid golfer, a sport which he had a long love/hate relationship. He was also an active bridge player and recently took up the game of canasta. He will be remembered as a lifelong New York Giants football fan and had the opportunity to attend the Giants Super Bowl game in Pasadena in 1987.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 21, 2022