Richard Kaufman

EAST PALESTINE–Richard E. Kaufman, Jr., 81, a longtime resident of East Palestine, passed away at his home Aug. 7, 2019.

He was born Oct. 7, 1937 in Millvale, PA, son of the late Richard, Sr. and Clara Sallach Kaufman.

He was a graduate of the New Waterford High School. He worked as an Assembler for General Motors for 34 years.

He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in East Palestine.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years; Betty (Freer); two sons, Richard Kaufman, III of East Palestine, David Kaufman of East Palestine; three daughters, Karen Noel of East Palestine, Lori Rubeck of Columbiana, Lisa Scobee of Alliance; brother, Kenneth Kaufman of New Middletown; sister, Marlyn Kaufman of Shaw Island, WA; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday Aug. 12, 2019 at the Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine with Rev. Mark McTrustry officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11a.m. prior to the service. A private burial will follow at Crest Haven Memorial Gardens in New Waterford.