Wallie & Alby Kass

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It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Alby's passing. It is with great gratitude and joy that we remember what a beautiful gift he and his life were to all who traveled the years with him.

Alby, with wonderful Wallie, came to Sonoma County in the mid seventies with their sons Larry and Jon, and from that day, they shared their love of community with all. Alby imagined a Russian River Jewish Community and so with dedicated friends brought this special cultural Jewish organization into a reality and then participated in the holiday events and support for almost forty years. Fiddler on the Roof, Chutzpah, many other theater roles, a dedicated River Choir member, and since the year 2000, Yiddish vocalist with Jubilee Klezmer Ensemble. He was joined in recent years in concerts by his son Larry,

Alby was generous, modest, an enthusiastic lover of nature, all arts and music, a great cook, a true teller of stories and jokes, and a steadfast friend. His voice and spirit will sound on in our memories, inspiring and strengthening us.

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