KAUMEYER - Lynn Wadsworth Mr. Kaumeyer went home to Jesus after a long journey, a good race and a short bout with cancer, on January 7, 2013. He left this world in his sleep in the company of believers at Pikes Peak Care and Rehabilitation Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Lynn began his sojourn in Niagara Falls, New York on August 15, 1925, born to Wadsworth Conrad Kaumeyer and Kathleen Restell Kaumeyer. Graduating early from high school, he worked until he was of an age when he could serve as a member of the U S Army during WW II. Lynn left the Army with an Honorable Discharge, having been awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received while fighting with Patton's 3rd Army in Europe. Upon return to the U.S., he completed a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Buffalo, and began a 33 year career with IBM where he was instrumental in the development and design of the early computers, including a patent for a 36 digit divide. His career took him to Texas, back to New York, and to Vermont. Always the visionary, he often spoke of the future of computers and foresaw the age of the internet and personal computing 30 years before its time. Mr. Kaumeyer, a life member of the NRA, was also an excellent pistol shot; winning many awards and trophies for match shooting. He loved hunting, fishing, reading, solving problems and watching/commenting on the news. But most of all, he loved his family. Lynn married Charlotte Harvey in Niagara Falls on November 8, 1947 and celebrated 65 years of marriage with her last year. He is survived by three children, Thor (Gail) Kaumeyer, Greg (Ann) Kaumeyer and Kathleen (John); Clark; Six "grands": John Daniel (Pamela), Clark, II, Ezra (Emily) Washington, Ivan Steadman, Curtis (Melanie) Kaumeyer, Erik Kaumeyer (deceased), Ian Kaumeyer and Rebekah(R.J.) McKamie, and nine "great-grands": Naomi and Simon Washington, Natalie and Otis Steadman, Elizabeth and Corin Kaumeyer, and Caleb, Levi and Chloe McKamie. Lynn Kaumeyer was one of the greats of that "greatest generation". He lived his life quietly, with few regrets, in truth and honesty. He used to always say, with a wink, that he slept well at night because he had a clear conscience. We believe he did and hope the Lord lets him sleep well before he begins his next work. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to the
. Micah 6:8 ~ He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? A memorial service will be held at Sunridge Independent Living Community, 5820 Flintridge Drive, CO, 80918 on Monday, January 28th at 2:15.
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Published in the Buffalo News on Jan. 27, 2013