Carl B. Kaufman, 89, Army vet, former WHS assistant principal, Lititz COB member

By on December 13, 2017

Carl B. Kaufman, 89, formerly of Elizabethtown, passed away Dec. 5, 2017. at Moravian Manor, Lititz.

Born in New Cumberland, he was the son of the late Jean Coulson and Mercedes (Beshore) Kaufman. He was the loving husband of Lois (McMinn) Kaufman, to whom he had been married 63 years.

Mr. Kaufman graduated from New Cumberland High School in 1946. He served honorably in the U.S. Army from 1946-1948 with basic training in Fort Bliss Texas and then was sent to Fairbanks, AK to serve in the 947th Army Postal Unit.

He graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1952 with a B.A. degree in English and history; Temple University in 1958 with a M.Ed degree in administration and secondary principal’s certification.

His teaching career began in a two room school at New Providence Elementary School where he taught grades five through eight from 1952 to 1954. Continuing in the Solanco School District, he also taught upper grades through 1956.

The remainder of his teaching career was in the Warwick School District. From 1956-64 he taught English and social studies at Warwick Junior and Senior High Schools. He was elected English department head in 1963; Junior High School principal in 1964, assistant superintendent in 1969, and finally assistant principal of Warwick High School until his retirement in June 1986.

Following his retirement, he became active in alumni activities at Elizabethtown College including president of the alumni council, chair of the Elizabethtown/Mount Joy alumni, chapter steering committee, chair of the committee of alumni chapters, chair of the class of 1952 reunion planning committee, and a member of the executive committee of the alumni council.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge # 682 F. & A.M., 32nd degree; Reading Consistory and Valley of Lancaster Scottish Rite. He was also a member of the American Association of School Administrators and was a former member of the Pennsylvania Education Association and the National Education Association.

He was an active member of Lititz Church of the Brethren and its Friendship Sunday school class.

In addition to his wife, Lois, Carl is survived by three children: Debra L. (Kevin) Carpenter of East Petersburg; Doug Kaufman; and Dean M. Kaufman, of Harrisburg; one brother: John R. (Antoinette) Kaufman of Glen Mills; and three grandchildren: Kaitlyn Kaufman of Charlotte, N.C.; and Amy and Carl Carpenter of East Petersburg; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Lititz Church of the Brethren, 300 W. Orange St., Lititz, at 11 a.m. The family will greet friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

If desired, contributions in Mr. Kaufman’s memory may be sent to Hospice and Community Care; 685 Good Drive; P.O. Box 4125; Lancaster, PA 17604

The family would like to express its gratitude to the staffs of Moravian Manor and Hospice and Community Care for the excellent care they extended toward Carl and his family.

To send an online condolence, visit DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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