William Herman Kauffman

William Herman Kauffman, 83, passed away on Sept. 14, 2021. He was born on Oct. 6, 1937 in Paradise, Pa. to the late Nellie Boyles and Herman William Kauffman. He grew up in Millville, Pa. later residing in Milton and Williamsport, Pa. before moving to Durham, North Carolina 4 years ago.

William graduated from Millville High School and Lycoming College where he served as president of Theta Chi Fraternity. He had a long career in manufacturing and retired as purchasing manager for Alcan Cable Corporation in Williamsport.

He approached life with a wry sense of humor and enjoyed all aspects of nature. William was an Eagle Scout, an avid outdoorsman which included numerous trips with the Sierra Club, a photographer and an artisan. Additionally, he was a 32nd degree Mason and president of Grampian Hills Association where he was integral in the restoration of the monument. He and Carol spent many enjoyable years wintering in Culebra, Puerto Rico.

In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his sisters, Irene John, Naomi Franz and Jane Henrie.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol Bowman Kauffman as well as Kristin and husband Mark, Lisa and husband Michael, Amy and husband Norman, Kelly and husband Joseph; grandchildren include, Samuel and Thomas Massimilla, William Eugene and Cameron Gibbs, Zachary Ochs, Oliver, Theodore and Margaux Corson; a brother, Harry Kauffman and sister, Mary Laubach; also, many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at later date in Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in William’s name to Saving Grace Animals for Adoption, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh in honor of Zachary Ochs, or a charity of your choice.