John Kalman Kaufman

John K. Kaufman, 91, of Simpsonville, widower of Doris S. Kaufman, passed away in his sleep on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Born in Newark, NJ, he was the son of the late Kalman and the late Katherine Bruner Kaufman. Mr. Kaufman lived in Madison, NJ for 50 years before moving to South Carolina in 2011.

Mr. Kaufman was a veteran having served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

John was married to his loving wife for 48 years and was a beloved husband and father. He was very involved in the community of Madison, NJ, and was a member of the Madison United Methodist Church.

He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering. Mr. Kaufman worked for many years in the petrochemical industry as a plant engineer and project manager.

He will be remembered for his kindness, willingness to support the community and his love and devotion to his family.

He is survived by daughters, Carol Hoffman of Sedona, AZ, and Virginia (Richard) Osborne, of Munster, IN; sons, John “Jack” Kaufman, Jr of Newport Beach, CA, and Eric (Lynda) Kaufman of Simpsonville, SC; grandchildren, Colleen and Brett Hoffman, Amanda, David, and Kristin Osborne, Jordan and Lyndsey Kaufman, Emily and Evan Kaufman.

In addition to his wife Doris, he was preceded in death by his sister Anna Evans.

A private Memorial Service will be held in Ocean City, NJ, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 323 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, Newark, NJ 07102; phone (973) 596-3000.

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