Donald Kaufmann, 89, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at the Shippensburg Health Care Center, where he had been residing for several years.
He was born on June 29, 1931, in Philadelphia, a son of the late Russell and Florence (Beauchamp) Kaufmann, and married Gloria A. Cofone on Jan. 21, 1956. She preceded him in death on April 16, 1998.
Don worked as a garage door maker at General Door in Bristol, Pennsylvania, and also at a drive-in movie theater for more than 20 years. After moving with his family to Shippensburg, Don found employment at Cressler’s Marketplace.
He was a social member of the Durff-Kuhn VFW Post 6168, Shippensburg, where he often helped serve in their former honor guard as a pallbearer. Don enjoyed playing shuffleboard, and was a devout Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.
Don is survived by three sons, Donald R. Kaufmann, Edward W. Kaufmann and wife, Carline, and Kenneth C. Kaufmann, all of Shippensburg; two daughters, Deborah A. Simmons and husband, Ken, of Camp Hill and Theresa H. Gutshall and husband, Eric, of Chambersburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and spouse, Don was preceded in death by his brother, Robert J. Kaufmann; and a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Kaufmann.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at the Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Church, Shippensburg. Father Benjamin Dunkleberger will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc., Shippensburg, and a half-hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be expressed at: www.fogelsanger-brickerfuneralhome.com.