Obituaries

Melvin D. Kaufman 1932 - 2009 Lawrence

Services for Melvin D. Kaufman, 77, Lawrence, were Saturday, June 13, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial followed at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors.
He died on June 11, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Kaufman 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 due to an injury from fighting a fire.
He was a life member of the Alford-Clarke VFW Post No. 852 and a member of the Dorsey Liberty American Legion Post No. 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; seven nephews; and five nieces.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Alford-Clarke VFW Post No. 852 or to Trinity Lutheran Church and sent in care of the mortuary, Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence 66044; (785) 843-1120.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com; subject: Kaufman.