Marv, as he liked being called even by his students, was the best teacher I had at Temple. His intelligence, competence, friendliness, availability, and positive attitude, were exceeded only by his obvious happiness with life. What a wonderful guy!
I'm a bit biased because Marvin is my father. What a great father, and I was also lucky enough to attend a few of his classes at Temple. Even though I ended up in medicine/science, he brought life to accounting and to his actual students. And I benefitted from his teaching and insights with clever tricks in math (multiplying by 11, dividing by 3's and 9's, others). He was a great inspiration up in the classroom, and also when he took me to some of his clients (I helped with the book entries and check reconciliations). It is wonderful for us, his family, to hear the kudos you have all shared, and we wish you the very best. His legacy lives on.
As sad as the loss is, it brought back wonderful memories of my dad Herman, and Marvin together through their early careers. Unless I am wrong, I remember going to the 1960 Eagles Championship with him and my dad.
I had the honor of being one of Mr. Kauffman's accounting students at Temple University, for several courses, in the mid 60's. To put it simply, he was my favorite and best teacher. His way of relating to his students was unique in that I knew he truly loved us so when he kiddingly called you a "dummy" it was like a loving father chastising you in order to make you better. I worked at the university for 13 years after I graduated and we stayed in contact. One day he chided me, in his own inimitable way, "get out of here and do better. You're too comfortable." I took his advice and pursued a career in sales that has been most rewarding for the last 31 years. It never would have happened unless Marv cared enough to take the time to teach me a lesson even after being out of school for a long time. God bless him and his entire family. I shall never forget him.
What a truly terrific teacher Marvin Kauffman was. He stands out as one of the best teachers I ever had. I had him for several classes at Temple, and sought him out as a professor because he was such a great teacher. My condolences to his family, but rest assured that Marvin achieved so much at Temple U. I graduated in Accounting went on to work for an accounting firm, in part because of the impact Marvin had on me as a young student.