V. Paul KaufmannJuly 11, 1932 ~ October 13, 2017 (age 85)
BRANTINGHAM – V. Paul Kaufmann, 85, of Dwyer Road, Brantingham, passed away Friday evening, October 13, 2017 in the comfort of his home and under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
In keeping with his wishes, there will be no funeral or calling hours. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367 or Brantingham Snowmobile Club, P.O. Box 38, Brantingham, NY 13312.
He is survived by six children and their spouses, Dennis and Andrea Lee, Donna and Gary Jones, John and Janet Lee, William and Rebecca Kaufmann, Paula Kaufmann, Tina and Mark Tuttle, all of Lowville; 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; a brother, Roy Kaufmann of California, a sister, Lydia and Herb Hall of Nebraska, and a half brother, Brian Kaufmann of Carthage; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his wife, Kathryn “Kay” Morrison Lee Kaufmann, who died on November 14, 2000.
He was born on July 11, 1932 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, a son of the late Victor Philip and Fredora “Dora” Vanuk Kaufmann and graduated from Lowville Academy in 1950. He worked for General Telephone Electric, Lowville, before joining the Army during the Korean War. After his service, he went back to work at the telephone company. On July 1, 1962, he married Kathryn “Kay” Morrison Lee in Old Forge, and became co-owner of Kay’s Coffee Shop in Lowville. Paul continued to work for the telephone company in Lowville for 34 years, retiring from Contel. Together with his wife Kay, they owned and operated Kaufmann Sales and Service in Lowville from 1967-1995, when they retired. Paul was a life member of VFW Post 6912, Lowville American Legion Post #162 and Glen-Greig Fish and Game Club. He was a charter member of the Black River ATV Association, Brantingham Snomads and Watson Snow Snakes; he was also a member of Roy and the boys Hunting Club, Brantingham. Paul received Trail Groomer of the Year award from the NYS Snowmobile Association in 2010.He loved his wife and was devoted to her, spending countless days at her side when she was on hospice in the fall of 2000. He loved his children unconditionally. He loved his country serving in the military and was a Korean war veteran. He loved his community, donating countless hours to many volunteer organizations in Lewis County. He was an old fashioned American man- an avid outdoorsman who lived an uncomplicated, respectful and honest life devoted to his family, friends and community.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.