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Obituaries

Obituaries

Melvin D. Kaufman 1932 - 2009

Funeral services for Melvin D. Kaufman, 77, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial with military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Kaufman died on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at his home.
He was born March 5, 1932, in Haddam, the son of Robert W. and Emma Laura Cook Kaufman.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Mr. Kaufman formerly owned Kaufman Insurance Agency and was an insurance agent. He was a former Lawrence firefighter and retired because of an injury from fighting a fire.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Alford-Clarke Post 852 and a member of the American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14.
He married Beryl McAdam on Dec. 8, 1956, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Ralph A., Lawrence, and Wayne A. and wife Lynnea, Lawrence; two sisters, Eleanor Shorney, Belleville, and Donna R. Wiley, Lawrence; two grandsons, Allen Burkart and Thomas Kaufman; and seven nephews and five nieces.
The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. until the service time Saturday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to V.F.W. Alford-Clark Post 852 or to Trinity Lutheran Church, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Kaufman.