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.