In Remembrance of Gerald W. Kaufman
Gerald W. KaufmanCoconut Creek, FL and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, PA November 24, 1923 ~ November 15, 2013 Date of Service: November 24, 2013
Gerald W. Kaufman, 89, of Coconut Creek, FL, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, died Friday, November 15, 2013, at the University of Miami Hospital, Miami FL. He was the son of the late William and Lena Schlonsky Kaufman and the husband of the late Jeanne Park Kaufman, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.
Prior to retirement, Gerald owned and operated the Berwick Packing Company and the Lakeside Meat Company and also was an independent livestock dealer during those years. Following retirement, he operated, along with Jeanne, the Temple Shalom Thrift Store located in Pompano Beach FL. Gerald was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp. and received annual honors for his unwavering support with the Margate FL chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.
He was a member of Temple Beth Shalom Coconut Creek FL and a former member of Temple Israel and the Ohav Zedek Congregations both in Wilkes-Barre PA.
Gerald possessed remarkable wisdom and exhibited great passion in life. He considered truth, honesty, and integrity to be the most important virtues.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph Kaufman and Stuart Kaufman, nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Surviving is a sister Esther Buchsbaum,; sons Mark Kaufman and his wife Marcia; Dr. Jay Kaufman and his wife Phyllis; and Dr. Scott Kaufman and his wife Dana; daughters Lynne Kaufman Warshaw and Cathy Lipton and her husband David; Pop-Pop to fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and cousins; dedicated companion Faye Silver.
Services will be held Sunday at 10:00 a.m. from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St. Dunmore PA by Rabbi Larry Kaplan. Interment will be in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery following services.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Mark and Marcia Kaufman, 40 Marjorie Ave, Wilkes-Barre, Sunday through Tuesday 7-9 PM
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund, Temple Israel Wilkes-Barre; Greater Miami Jewish Federation; or Temple Beth Shalom, Coconut Creek FL.