Capt. Ed­win J. Kauf­man

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL -

Sept. 15, 2017

Capt. Ed­win J. Kauf­man, re­tired, U.S. Navy, 76, of Ham­burg, for­merly of Ta­maqua, passed away peace­fully Fri­day in Le­high Val­ley Hospi­tal, Cedar Crest Boule­vard, Sal­is­bury Twp.

He is sur­vived by his wife of six years, Kay A. Krieger Henn-Kauf­man; son, Thomas M. Kauf­man and his wife, Su­san, Columbia, S.C.; daugh­ters, Jen­nifer R. Kerr and her hus­band, Gary, Ta­maqua; Mau­reen A. Ci­avarella and her hus­band , An­thony, Drums; brother, Larry E. Kauf­man and his wife, Sylvia, Hil­ton Head Is­land, S.C.; grand­chil­dren, Tif­fany, Alexis, Gar­rett, Kipp, Abigail, Vin­cent, Is­abella, Dwight and Kyla; step­sons, Kevin Henn and his wife, Dawna, Den­ver; Keith Henn and his com­pan­ion, Lori Bi one, Ham­burg; Bryan Henn and his wife, Diana, Auburn; sis­ter- in-law, Sue Kauf­man, Read­ing; many nieces and neph­ews.

A Ta­maqua High School grad­u­ate, Ed did a prepara­tory year at Wy­oming Sem­i­nary in Kingston be­fore ma­tric­u­lat­ing to Al­bright Col­lege in Read­ing, earn­ing his Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence de­gree in engi­neer­ing. Upon grad­u­a­tion, Ed en­tered the U.S. Navy, hav­ing re­tired with dis­tinc­tion after 28 years as a cap­tain.

Dur­ing those 28 years, he served on sev­eral U.S. naval war­ships, cul­mi­nat­ing with the com­mand of the USS Sell­ers sta­tioned in Charleston, S.C. He then earned the rank of cap­tain and fin­ished his fi­nal years of mil­i­tary ser­vice in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., as se­nior ma­te­rial readi­ness of­fi­cer. Pre­vi­ously he at­tended the Na­tional War Col­lege and De­stroyer School.

Ed earned many mer­i­to­ri­ous ac­com­mo­da­tions from the Na­tional Ser­vice Medal, Navy Com­men­da­tion Medal, Navy Achieve­ment Medal, Ar med Forces Ex­pe­di­tionary Medal, Na­tional De­fense Medal with Bronze Star, Viet­nam Cam­paign Medal and Viet­nam Ser­vice Medal.

Ed was an avid trav­eler, vis­it­ing all 50 states, where he liked to fol­low his hobby of geo­caching. He was a gar­dener and en­joyed bike rid­ing.

Upon re­tire­ment, Ed re­turned to his home­town of Ta­maqua, and with his first wife, Anne Marie, op­er­ated his mother’s cor­ner gro­cery store, Anna Kauf­man’s on Pitt Street.

He was born in Coal­dale, the son of the late Ed­ward and Anna B. Mal­ishaucki Kauf­man.

He was also pre­de­ceased by his first wife, Anne Marie Man­ning Kauf­man, on Feb. 28, 2010; and brother, Neal T. Kauf­man.

Funeral ar­range­ments have been en­trusted to E. Franklin Grif­fiths Funeral Home & Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices Inc., 655 E. Broad St., Ta­maqua.

Funeral ser­vices will be held at 11 a.m. Wed­nes­day from the funeral home. The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 9:30 a.m. to ser­vice time.

In­ter­ment with mil­i­tary hon­ors will be con­ducted at Ss. Peter & Paul Ro­man Catholic Church Ceme­tery, Owl Creek.

Memo­ri­als in his honor maybe sent to Dis­abled Amer­i­can Veter­ans, 1123 E. End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

A reg­istry and con­do­lences may be signed at www .grif­fiths­fu­ner­al­homes.com.

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