Robert J. “Bob” Kaufman, 97, of Redding, died peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2023. He was the loving husband of Peggy (Fine) Kaufman.
Bob was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 11, 1925; a son of the late Robert and Marion (Martin) Kaufman. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
A Redding resident since 1942; Bob was the President and Owner of M & M Precast Corp. of Danbury. He also was a developer and builder and established many commercial and residential properties during his long and successful career.
Outside of his business career, Bob was an avid pilot, holding licenses to fly planes and helicopters. spent. Bob also enjoyed his home pruning his beautiful rose bushes, apple trees & grape vines ...entertaining with Peggy many wonderful parties especially Christmas & Fourth of July where he loved barbecuing his famous & delicious chicken wings.
Every Christmas since the early 70s Bob would put up a very large lit Christmas Tree at his business in Danbury...M&M Precast...this he did for all the area residents...this he did no matter what...even when it blew down one year insisted on putting it back up...this is the man Bob was always caring & giving to others.
Bob is survived by his wife of 28 years, Peggy as well as his children Robin Martino, and Rick Kaufman and his wife, Cindy; Todd Kaufman and his wife, Wendy, and Terry Krampetz and her husband, Ron. In addition, Mr. Kaufman is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Kaufman was predeceased by a son-in-law, Al Martino, a brother Walter and by a sister Irene.
Family and friends will be received on Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home; 9 Granville Avenue, Danbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 10, 2023, at 10:45 AM at Saint Peter’s Church; 121 Main Street, Danbury. Interment with US Military Honors will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Bethel.
Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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American Cancer Society