Donald E. Kauffman
July 30, 1941 - November 27, 2017
Donald E. Kauffman, 76, Martinsburg, passed away at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring Monday evening.
Donald was born in Altoona, son of the late Florine (Kauffman) Benton and stepfather Donald Benton. He was first married to Charlotte (Shoeman) Kauffman, and then on July 31, 2004 he married Vivian Cox.
Surviving are his wife; five daughters: Barbara (Jeff) Stimer, Dawn Kauffman (Mike), Susan (Mark) Kenner, Sandy (Joe) Bettwy and Laurie Kauffman (Jim); six grandchildren: Nichole, Amanda, Matthew, Joe, Brian and Mark; eight great-grandchildren: Victoria, Vincent, Garrett, Noah, Ireland, Evalyn, Ella and Mason; a sister, Cindy (Mike) Butcher; a brother, Sheldon; a stepson, Brian (Denise) Lang; a step-granddaughter, Kristi (George) Cheslock; and step-great- grandchildren, Ryan And Dylan.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, John.
He was employed by SAS Retail Merchandising in California. Donald served in the U.S. Marines from Oct. 31, 1958 to Dec. 11, 1964 as a private first class.
He was a member of Bavarian Aid Society, St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood, Newburg Fire Hall, Fort Apache VFW, Juniata, Six Mile Run Post 556, Saxton and Ray-Camp Post 7689, Roaring Spring.
Donald enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Friends will be received from 3 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204-17th Street Altoona Senior Chaplin Christopher Cohn officiating. At 5 p.m. the Roaring Spring VFW Post 7689 Ladies Auxiliary will be conducting a service. A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers kindly make contributions to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.