In loving memory of

Ray S Kauffman
December 16, 1926 - December 30, 2022

Ray Kauffman, 96 of Phoenix passed away on December 30, 2022. He was born in Arthur, IL to Samuel and Fannie (Miller) Kauffman. He moved to Phoenix in 1956 with his wife, Mary (Yoder) and three young boys, Roger, Clifford and Richard. Daughter, Darlene was born in Phoenix. He co-owned R & W Sheet Metal for many years.

He is survived by son, Cliff and daughter-in-law, Ada of Chesapeake, VA, daughter, Darlene Niederschulte and son-in-law, Michael of Phoenix, AZ, grand-daughter, Julie Kauffman, grandson, James and wife Tina, great-grandchildren, Elsie Frey, Eli Frey and Eva Kauffman, sisters Ella Kauffman and Carrie Kauffman. He is preceded in death by wife Mary, sons Roger and Richard, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and parents.

A Funeral Service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2023 at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St, Phoenix, AZ with visitation starting at noon. The burial will be Saturday, January 7th at 10:00 am at West Resthaven Cemetery, 6290 W. Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ. Please visit below to offer a condolence or to share a memory of Ray.


Barry Lane wrote on Jan 5, 2023:

"Ray was a great friend. I met Ray about 18 years ago in a coffee shop. Ray would pick up his wife at a memory care facility, take her to the coffee shop, and read to her. A number of friends gathered daily at the shop and when Ray?s wife past we welcomed him into our coffee fold. For years we gathered together for coffee. Ray would speak volumes by not saying anything. When Ray did speak normally he would say something hilarious. Ray had a very quiet, dry sense of humor. Ray, we?re going to miss you. So many of our group have past. Ray was a born again Christian who lived his beliefs. Ray, keep the coffee pot warm. I look forward to our next cup."