John A. “Jack” Kauffmann, 84, of Raleigh passed away peacefully on Monday, April 13th. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jane Ann Kauffmann. Jack was born on July 31, 1930 in Philadelphia, PA. and graduated from Roman Catholic High School. He graduated from Villanova with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering where he was also a member of the Vespers Rowing Club. Following graduation he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. After two years of service, he began a 37-year career with IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY and retired at IBM Research Triangle Park. Jack was a devoted member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for 50 years.
Surviving are his six children, John A Kauffmann Jr. and wife Rebecca of Southport, NC, Virginia K. Royal and husband Robert, Christine K. Belo and husband Louis, Mark A. Kauffmann and wife Rosemary, Paul A. Kauffmann and wife Tammie, Elizabeth K. Brown and husband Mark, all of Raleigh, NC. He is survived by his sister, Sister Virginia Marie Kauffmann of Philadelphia, PA, and was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Robert, and Julius Kauffmann.
Jack is survived by 12 grandchildren; Leigh Lewis, Elizabeth Ball, Michelle Mulvihill, Sara Jane Kauffmann, Lauren Lane, Matthew Kauffmann, Maggie Kauffmann, Ashley Royal, Mary Elizabeth Brown, Michael Kauffmann, Christopher Brown, Nora Belo, and six great-grandchildren; Elise, Maizie, Lanie, Parker Jane, Perrin, and Toby.
A funeral mass will be conducted at 11am on Friday, April 17 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Burial will follow the service in the Memorial Garden and Columbarium on the church grounds. A reception will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Center following the mass.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org.
The Kauffmann family would like to thank the caregivers of Waltonwood Cary for the exceptional care of Jack during his time there.
Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh.
Condolences may be made through brownwynne.com