The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 13, 2014

Reda P. (Alwine) Kaufman

BOSWELL R.D. — KAUFMAN – Reda P. (Alwine), 93, Boswell R.D., went home to be with her Lord and Savior July 11, 2014, at Laurel View Village, Davidsville. Born Nov. 30, 1920, in Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, daughter of the late John and Pearl (Thomas) Alwine. On April 8, 1939, she married Richard J. Kaufman Sr., who died Nov. 8, 1986. She also is preceded in death by brother, Walter Alwine; sisters, Mary Alwine, Leora Kauffman, Naomi Holsopple, Amy Cable and Ivie Short; and daughter-in-law, Marilynn (Woy) Kaufman. Survived by children, Verna, married to Harvey Horner Sr.; Rachel Horner; Richard Jr. ”Junior,” married to Deb (Fritz); Ellis, married to Shirleen (Eash), all of Boswell RD; and Allen, married to Gloria (Gindlesperger), Friedens; grandchildren, Harvey Jr., Linda, James, Brian, Sherri, Douglas, Michael, Andrew, Jeffrey, Justin and Janna; great-grandchildren, Renee, Cody, Josh, Rebecca, Ryan, Daniel, Cole, Brent, Aaron, Luke, Rayne, Laura, Nick and Alex; and great-great-grandchildren, Madison, Lily and Taylor; sisters, Edna Kauffman, and Ida, married to Sam Holsopple; brother, Lowell Alwine, married to Bernice (Yoder); and brother-in-law, H. Ray Gindlesperger. A lifelong member of Thomas Mennonite Church, where she and Richard Sr. were summer Bible school coordinators for many years, and she was loyal to her quilting group, as long as health permitted. Reda faithfully helped Richard Sr. on the farm and enjoyed reading and gardening. She will be missed by her family, but it’s comforting to know she will forever be with her heavenly family. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville. Viewing also from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas Mennonite Church, Pastor Wayne Lasure, Pastor Wes Yoder and Pastor Randall Schlabach, presiding. Interment, Thomas Mennonite Cemetery. Donations in Reda’s memory may be given to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 810 River Ave., Suite 240, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212, or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by calling (800) 344-4867. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.

 

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