2013 Hiking. One of my favorite photos of Bob.
Robert "Bob" Richard Kauffman
  • 73 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 17, 1940
  • Place of birth:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Date of passing: Mar 8, 2014
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Robert "Bob" Kauffman, 73, born on March 17, 1940 and passed away on March 8, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Linda Hersch on 18th March 2016

"Bob was a very loyal and wonderful friend.  He and my husband, Hal,
and Randy had many adventures together.  I enjoyed being with him
and Betsy many times and I also remember when Kelly was a
newborn and I held her and how proud and happy Bob and Betsy were.
He is missed and I am sure Bob and Hal are laughing and telling
stories together in Heaven."

This tribute was added by Minoo Shilati on 17th March 2016

"You had a big heart. One of the kindest, most generous and helpful people I have ever known.
you will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Barbara Armstrong on 9th March 2016

"Thinking of you, Betsy. I wish we had known Bob better, but am so glad to have spent a little time at Big Elk and in Memphis with him. He made you so happy and that made me happy for you! I hope your memories of him can soon make you smile instead of making you sad."

This tribute was added by jo lawson on 8th March 2016

"Always think of Bob and what a fabulous friendship he and Ed had for so many years. Meant so much to both of them. I miss his sense of humor and the great stories   My boys miss him too
Love
Jo"

This tribute was added by Andy Anderson on 8th March 2016

"I still think of Bob often.Remember sitting on the beach with him reading his book or talking in the hot tub later in the evening. Good golf buddy and just a solid friend."

This tribute was added by Larry Kauffman on 8th March 2016

"Bob was always a joy to visit with. He was the oldest of the three brothers (Uncle Bob, Dad, and Uncle Dick) boys and always made time for my parents. I remember my parents visited them in Scottsdale and sent pictures. I have often been close by but thought I didn't have time to veer off the beaten path (I-40) to go and stop by. I no longer think that way. I take the time. Sorry I never made it Bob. You'll never know or maybe you do."

This tribute was added by Essi Shilati on 18th March 2015

"Bob, you were one of the brightest men that I have ever met in my life. You were a great boss when we were working together, and also a wonderful friend. Although your departure was too early but men with good names never die. You're always with us. Best, Essi"

This tribute was added by Connie and Barry Gluck on 17th March 2015

"We have many wonderful memories of our travels together with you and Bob.  The first was about 25 years ago when you came to Brazil with Chris and Bob Pettit and stayed with us in Rio.  We also shared lots of laughter and camaraderie in other places like Sedona, Manzanillo and Cuernavaca.  Bob's easy-going personality and wonderful droll humor stand out as highlights of our times together.  We sure do miss those happy times."

This tribute was added by Carole Nelson on 17th March 2015

"Happy birthday Bob
I miss you
Your support of me after my divorce was so kind and appreciative
Job search coaching
What a wonderful. Kind and loving friend
Carole nelson"

This tribute was added by Edward Margolis on 10th March 2015

"Bob was a great friend.  We met in the early sixties at Smokey Joe’s on the Penn Campus.  I have many great memories and he surely is missed.  He was indeed a great person."

This tribute was added by Andy Anderson on 9th March 2015

"Bob Kauffman was a damn good man that I miss every day. A friend that I trusted and a friend I enjoyed spending time with. I especially miss his laugh.  Men like Bob are rare. Rest in Peace my friend."

This tribute was added by Kelly Kauffman on 9th March 2015

"1 year ago,  my life was turned upside down.  One minute life was normal and the next it changed forever.  I love and miss you so badly Dad.  You are forever in my heart and forever on my mind.
It hurts for me to think that you are not here any more. But I cannot help but smile with tears in my eyes to think of how we cherished each and every moment of our lives together when you were alive. I miss you dad. 3/8/14 until we meet again"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Kauffman on 9th March 2015

"Bob may make it to the 2016 Olympics! We were thrilled to receive a very thankful note from a tissue recipient whose knee (yes knee!) was repaired because of Bob. How cool is that. It's a young woman who competes internationally in Taekwondo both the sport and the gender might tweek him a bit. The irony that he with his knees repaired her ACL is amazing! If I hear from them again and gain permission for sharing her name and she competes we will have to all follow her.

It gave me a huge lift and an opportunity to smile receiving their note. How kind of them to send it. I of course sent some of Bob's basketball history and  a photo of him flying through the air to make a basket."

This tribute was added by Randy Hill on 9th March 2015

"It has been a year...so hard to believe.  I had the pleasure and honor of knowing Bob for a brief 30+ years.  He was a very special friend, one that comes along once in a lifetime if you are lucky.  Losing Bob was, and continues to be, painful.  I was blessed to have had so many wonderful times with Bob...skiing with Bob and Hal, fishing with Bob and Hal, golfing, basketball games, trips to Sedona and Seabluff and so many more.  I loved Bob and miss him dearly.  I pray that God will comfort Betsy and his family and friends.  As is evident from the many tributes, Bob left his mark on so many people."

This tribute was added by jo lawson on 8th March 2015

"Thinking of you and the kids today. Bob was such a wonderful friend. He and Ed had such a close relationship   They were both so loyal and proactive about friendship. Such a lovely quality and rare. Bob made such a difference in many peoples lives including Ed's and mine.  
He and Ed had a rare gift for humor and repartee and no one enjoyed it more than they did.   However  we had the pleasure of being the lucky audience for that amazing wit. I will never forget some of Bob's stories and the way he told them cracking himself up. A terrific raconteur   My kids and I really miss him.  I like to think that  he and Ed are somewhere now cracking each other up with fond memories of some earlier escapade
Love
Jo"

This tribute was added by Barry Beracha on 8th March 2015

"My good friend I miss you. After a year I imagine you are somewhere watching the world with great intellect and humor as you did in life. Love, Barry"

This tribute was added by Irvin Barash on 27th April 2014

"Bob was a great person.  We had known each other since the mid l960's when we were both chemical engineering interns in Philadelphia.  Our careers and relationship  continued throughout the years.

Bob was a leader in industry. He had a major role in creating and mobiliznng the global solar energy industry. My heartfelt condolesences to Betsy and their family."

This tribute was added by Charles Parker on 25th April 2014

"I'm just now able to acknowledge my coach, mentor and wonderful friend is no longer here to help provide insight to life's ups and downs. I will forever miss his infectious laugh, which was so quick to spring forth! He was the poster boy for the "Hail fellow well met"! His tastes and deep appreciation of literature, film and the arts were the basis of countless discussions, arguments and agreements. Bob had a brain like a steel trap making him the opponent that always brought out your best "game". Bob never stopped being curious about so many things and I believe this accounted, in a major way, for his ever present youthful ebullience. Upon Bob's passing I was reminded of a line from  a poem by Robert Burns: When a sod falls from the cliffs of Dover  England is the less...we are the less!  Rest secure my dear friend and know we are all richer because you touched our lives!"

This tribute was added by Michael White on 12th April 2014

"clem and Joyce have loved you all since before you were married.He was like a brother to me....Love and hugs to you all..Joyce white"

This tribute was added by Minoo Shilati on 12th April 2014

"Our hearts are in pain. I choose not to believe he is gone from our lives. Bob not only was a great friend but a great mentor and support. Will never be forgotten."

This tribute was added by Michael Hirsch on 11th April 2014

"What a shock.. Although  I haven['t seen Bob for years due to me being in Boston and him in Arizona, we would talk from time to time. Bob and I  have been friends for over 50 years and we had alot of fun in those days that I['ll never forget.From the Jersey shore days to a certain hang out and all the other stuff we did. He was so alive with busines, sports and life in general, this stunned me as I talked to him just before.I and after his surgery and he told me he felt fine..I['m so sorry I couldnt get to the funeral as I['m recovering from two surgeries , but I['ve been thinkng alot about Bob and what a good friend he was and how much I miss him. May God bless you Betsy and your family."

This tribute was added by Bernie Evans on 10th April 2014

"Heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Betsy, at this sad time.  The photos you posted delivered such a warm testimony of Bob's life.  Thank you for sharing a part of your dear husband.  Please know we are thinking of you, and wish you comfort."

This tribute was added by Linda Hersch on 10th April 2014

"I knew Bob as long as I knew Hal.  They were best friends and
"brothers".  He was so loyal and caring to Hal and they had such
wonderful times together, especially on their "guy" trips.
I'm sorry I couldn't attend his funeral, but this memorial is such
a beautiful tribute; it made me cry.  He will be missed.
love and xoxo  Linda Hersh"

This tribute was added by Jan Moe on 10th April 2014

"We met in 1974 , since then we have been brothers.
Love you, miss you , will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Amy Niece on 10th April 2014

"Dear Kauffman family-  I am so very sorry to hear of Bob's passing.  He was a great man.  Know that he is waiting for you at God's table when you are called home.  Love to all-Amy Lozinak Buckley and family"

This tribute was added by J.s. Kauffman on 9th April 2014

"Thanks for the all you were; a great man, a wonderful husband, awesome Dad, successful business man.  You were the one that made the Kauffman name something I could be proud of.  I know you are up in Heaven with Uncle Dick and Aunt Helen and your Mom and Dad having a great time. I will never forget your contagious laugh.  I will miss you!  Love, Janie"

This tribute was added by Ginny Lansberry LaPrairie on 8th April 2014

"My uncle was the first man to bounce me on his knee, tickle me, and buy me a dozen red roses. He was known by me for his great smile, hilarious jokes and killer tennis swing! I love you uncle Bob! You will be dearly missed!"


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