Mr. Cass was born March 14, 1954, son of Dorothy Cass of Cornwall and the late Joseph Cass.

In his early years, he was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and spent many years competing in motorcross events. He was a graduate of St. Francis Xavier School in New Milford and New Milford High School.

He began his career alongside his father at Cass Trucking. He later became affiliated with New Milford Auto Wrecking. He had recently fulfilled his dream of owning his own business, operating Mike's Small Engine Repair in Gaylordsville.

Besides his mother, Mr. Cass is survived by three brothers, Kenneth of Cornwall, Frederick and his wife Maryann of Gaylordsville, and Brian of South Kent; three sisters, Susanne and her husband Robert Pierce of Rhode Island, Jane and her husband Roger Jackson of Cornwall Bridge, and Amanda Chase of Cornwall; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Brad.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford was in charge of arrangements.