David Alfred “Dave” “Pop-Pop” Kauffman
April 3, 1939 - December 24, 2019
David Alfred “Dave” “Pop-Pop” Kauffman, age 80, of Newark, DE, took his first breath in heaven on Tuesday, December 24, 2019.
Born in Lewistown, PA on April 3, 1939, he was a son of the late John Alfred and Marian Irene (Dippery) Kauffman. Dave proudly served his country in the U.S. Army with security while stationed in Africa for 3 years. In his earlier years, he owned and operated two service stations in the Newark area. After selling the service stations, he started a long career as a life insurance agent, including Mutual Life of Washington, D.C. and Home Life. He enjoyed making crafts, especially woodworking. Dave was an avid bird watcher.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Joyce Lemaire and Donald Kauffman. Dave is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Jean Marie (Keller) Kauffman; daughters, Lynn Kauffman, Sue Ellen Sutton (Tom), Brenda Pearce (John), Holly Wooters (Elwood), Lisa Barrett and Mary Kathleen Cole (Steve); 21 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 South College Ave, Newark, DE. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dave’s memory to Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Chapter, 2 Mill Road, Suite 206, Wilmington, DE 19806 or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
8 Condolences for David Alfred “Dave” “Pop-Pop” Kauffman
We are so sad to lose Uncle Dave, though he is in a much better place and no longer suffering. He is with God and those we have already lost. What a party heaven must be having since Uncle Dave arrived. We will miss him forever and we love you so much.
Donna, Ted and Amy
Thinking of you. I know the pain you are going thru . If you need anything call me
You were such a WONDERFUL father, husband, Uncle and PopPop!!! You were always there for me and made my life so much better just by being in it! I can’t believe you are gone, you will suffer no more. You can rest easy now Dad! I love you more than words can say!!! Until we meet again!!
Love, Holly (Hoddy)
Dotty (Cook) Barnhill
It has been many years since I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with your family at the Rumble house. What I can tell you is that surrounding myself with the love and laughter of your families brought joy to my heart. My memories are warm and plentiful, and my love for all of you remains. Please accept my heartfelt condolences during the days ahead. Knowing that Uncle Dave is now perfectly made and that he is laughing with so many who have gone before us may bring you some comfort. As Easter People+ we have the Resurrection Promise and that is the true blessing of our faith. Sending love to all.
It was such a great pleasure having the opportunity to work with you. You were such a sweet & funny soul. I hope you can breathe freely in heaven now
Michele L. Siemasko
He was a wonderful Uncle!He had a positive Attitude!And a great sense of humor!
Sending sympathy & prayers to the entire family. I haven’t seen Dave for years but he was s great friend from Chat n Chew !! We shared many stories while raising our children. R I P until we meet again.
Karen Lemaire Doty
To my Kauffman family,
As you well know, Uncle Dave was quite the character. He was our young, fun Uncle when we were growing up. He always brought so much spirit and joy to our family gatherings with many fond memories and he was a great comfort to us when my Mother passed. Aunt Jean, girls and the entire family, please feel our support, hugs and love. Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers.