George Albert Kaufman

LADSON, S.C.–George Albert Kaufman, 86, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Ladson, S.C. George was born Oct. 17, 1932 to Charles and Mildred (Lippert) in Salem, Ohio, the middle of three children. He graduated from Salem High School in 1950. George served in the U.S. military as an Army turret artillery mechanic. He met his beautiful bride and travel partner, Jean Louise Garlock, in Salem and was married on April 11, 1953. George worked several careers during his lifetime, milling machine operator, barber and finally retired from the Unites States Postal Service.

Although he was born and raised in Salem, married and raised a family in Salem and retired in Salem, he loved to travel. This love was sparked by his wife Jean’s thirst for knowledge and adventure which took him to virtually every state in the U.S. and many countries throughout the world. He acquired an appreciation for both the natural beauty of the U.S. and the world’s classic arts. He planned and traveled to many trips of the great museums of the world spending time to absorb classical paintings and sculpture. His appreciation for the beauty of the U.S. took him on many occasions to Monument Valley Tribal Park, his favorite place on earth and his cathedral. His other interest was woodworking; he loved to spend time creating furniture for the home. After retirement he became a collector of western memorabilia and spent time searching flea markets for that special cap gun or Roy Rogers keepsake, but mainly just spending time talking to friends and acquaintances.

George is survived by his sons Douglas Alan of Ladson, S.C. and Alan Scott and his wife Ruth of Grand Rapids Mich.; daughter Diane Elaine (Petrenick) and her husband Brian of Harpers Ferry, W.V.; brother Carl and his wife Carolyn of Medford, N.J.; grandchildren, Jason and his wife Robyn of Kettering, Ohio, Chelsea Loji and her wife Amy of Detroit, Mich. and Alexander Loji; and great-grandchildren, Megan, Bethany and Lindsey; and numerous nieces and nephews. George was preceded in death by his parents and wife Jean.

George requested that there be no services. The family of George would like to express our sincerest appreciation to Pastor Jimmy Sanders and Simplicity Lowcountry Crematory for all their support through these times. We would especially like to thank Pastor Jimmy Sanders for his support to George during his last days.

For those wishing to donate, the family has chosen:

National Hospice Foundation



(Paid obituary)