USS H. B. WILSON DDG-7 Departed
With sadness, I am writing to you all a quick E-mail message to let you know of the passing on Friday evening ( May 6, 2011 ) of a wonderful fellow Henry B. Wilson shipmate; Edward Kaufman; age 72, due to leukemia. His wife, Nancy, expressed gratitude for my offer of notifying as many of his Navy buddies as I have active contact with and have E-mails for.The rest will be notified by phone.I believe that a few of you already know of Ed's passing.
Ed wasn't feeling very well for a while now which is why he skipped the last ship's reunion in Norfolk last October although he had originally planned to go. While Ed had leukemia for a while, he managed to keep it subdued until the very end when it finally caught up with him rather quickly. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends.
While no actual funeral is planned, a memorial service will be held in Ed''s honor at the Jehovah's Witnesses Temple in Westminster, Maryland this next Saturday May 14th at 1300 hundred hours in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, his family would prefer that any donations be made in Ed's memory with the Jehovah's Witnesses of Westminster. The contact information is:
Jehovah's Witnesses of Westminster
1131 South Pleasant Valley Road
Westminster, Maryland 21158
For those of you wishing to extend their sympathies to his wife, Nancy, her contact information is:
Mrs Nancy Kaufman
1110 Yorkshire Way
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Ed was an individual who was a true family man, friend, and patriot. There wasn't anything that Ed wouldn't do for anyone. It was a pleasure and an honor to have known him. He was truly loved by all who knew him and he will be missed very much.
|USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG-7||NAVY||Passed|
|Last Name||First Name||Plank||Years||Rank||Years||Rank Rate|
|Caney||Lawrence||X||59-63||CDR||42-82||Captain||20 Nov 2009||1921 July - 2009 Nov|
|Kaufman||Ed||61-62||SF3||58-62||6 May 2011|
Brian Duffy [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 3:08 PM
Subject: USS HENRY B. Wilson DDG-7
Dear Wilson Shipmates,
I am sad to tell you that my Dear Brother, Dennis Francis Xavier Duffy, has
passed away earlier today (about 4:30 AM) at the Morristown (NJ) Memorial Hospital.
Denny was 62 years old. He was a Wilson Crewmember who was very pleased
and proud to have served with all of his Wilson Shipmates.
Brian J. Duffy