E. Eugene "Gene" Kauffman, 80

E. Eugene "Gene" Kauffman, 80, Punxsutawney, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at his home.

He was born June 21, 1931, in Mahaffey, a son of the late H. Clayton and Catherine Mae (Lee) Kauffman.

He was married to Eleanor May (Smith) Kauffman, who survives, of Punxsutawney.

Mr. Kauffman was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War and 31 years in the National Guard.

He was retired from Season-All Industries and later worked part-time for CRW Home Supply, where he had many friends.

He enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Kauffman attended the Chestnut Grove Independent Church.

In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include two sons, Edward Kauffman and wife Karen of Hamilton and Jeffrey Kauffman and wife Michele of Punxsutawney; three daughters, Kathy Mitchell and husband Dennis of Punxsutawney, Vickie Work of Indiana, and Brenda Burkett and husband Edwin of Coolspring; three brothers, Donald Kauffman of New Kensington, Phillip Kauffman of Alabama, and Larry Kauffman of Punxsutawney; six sisters, Ruby Geist of Ohio, Shirley Blanton of South Carolina, Joyce Heberling of Ohio, Patsy Dehaven of Maryland, Diane Kauffman of Meadville, and June Wolfe of Kittanning; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clayton Kauffman Jr. and Robert Kauffman; two sisters, Isabel McKee and Bertha Hoffman; and two grandchildren, Nick Kauffman and Shannon Work.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2012, at the Chestnut Grove Independent Church with Pastor Joe Spack officiating.

Military honors will be accorded by the U.S. Army immediately following.

Interment is private.

Donations may be made in Mr. Kauffman's name to the Chestnut Grove Independent Church or the Grace United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.