David John Kast

By Orleans Hub Posted 11 July 2024 at 3:35 pm
ALBION-David John Kast age 78, passed away July 10, 2024, at the Jewish Home in Rochester surrounded by his loving family.  He was born May 11, 1946 in Albion, a son of the late John Stanley and Evelyn (DeNagel) Kast and had lived in this area all of his life.
Dave is a member of the Gaines Carlton Community Church where he served on the Board of Trustees, was past treasurer and moderator.  He served on numerous local and statewide boards and committees including; council member for the Town of Gaines, Town of Gaines Planning Board, Board of Directors for Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension and Orleans County Farm Bureau, Farm Bureau tomato and apple bargaining committees, New York snap bean advisory committee and Cornell University Advisory committee.  Dave was awarded the I Love My NY Farmer Award in 2006, and the Orleans County Conservation Farmer of the Year award in 2009. He was one of the original ten apple growers that partnered to form Lake Ridge Fruit Company in 1982 and served as president of Lake Ontario Fruit Inc. for 20 years.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathy; his children John (Cheryl) Kast, Laura (Tom) Kaczmarek, Brett (Amanda) Kast; grandchildren Kennedy (Kevin) Smelski, Tyler Kast, Sierra Kast, Logan Kast, Lea Kaczmarek, Brantley Kast, Easton Kast; great-grandchildren Cove and Capri; brother Paul Kast; uncle Laverne Kast as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 21 W. Ave. Albion, Friday July 19th 4:00pm-7:00pm.  His Funeral Service will be held Saturday at 11:00am at the Gaines Carlton Community Church, Ridge Rd. Albion NY 14411.  Burial will be in Mt. Albion Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, United Way, or Gaines Carlton Community Church.
To share a memory of Dave, visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.