LANCASTER — KAUFMANN – Ralph W., 87, 675 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, after facing an extended illness with humor and dignity at Lancaster General Hospital. The staff at Willow Valley will fondly remember Ralph because of his funny comments and helpfulness. Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, he was the husband of the late Dorothy P. “Dottie” (Pardoe) Kaufmann, who was raised in Johnstown and died Feb. 9, 2010. He was the son of the late Jacques H. and Gertrud H. (Achtnich) Kaufmann. Ralph was a European sales director for Chicopee Mills, at the time a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster and Lancaster South Rotary Club. Was previously active in Switzerland with the Rotary Club, enjoyed sailing, skiing and reading and will be remembered by many for his and Dottie’s philanthropic generosity. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Larry G., husband of Marilou Kaufmann, Gastonia, N.C., and Roger Edward, husband of Kate Kaufmann, Oberrieden, Pa.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the life celebration memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at St. James Episcopal Church, corner of North Duke and Orange streets, Lancaster, Pa. 17602, the Rev. David Peck officiating. Private interment will take place at the Memorial Garden of St. James Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends at The Hamilton Club, 106 E. Orange St., Lancaster, Pa. 17602, following the private interment. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and Related Disorders, South Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 2001 N. Front St., Bldg. 2, Suite 321, Harrisburg, Pa. 17102. Condolences may be sent to Larry Kaufmann, 1112 Heatherloch Drive, Gastonia, N.C. 28054, or share your fondest memory of Ralph at www.lifecelebration.com. Arrangements by Fred F. Groff Inc., 234 W. Orange St., Lancaster, Pa. 17603, (717) 397-8255. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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