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Michael Kaufman

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Michael Kaufman

AGE: 79 • Howell

Michael Kaufman, 79, of Howell passed away on Friday, August 10, 2017 at Bartley Healthcare, Jackson. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, eventually settling in Howell in 1983. Michael was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Farmingdale, serving on various committees, including Planning, Personnel and Gospel, over several years. He was a longtime member of the Mission Team. Michael was well known for his position as the church cook, having prepared meals for all dinners and events, most notably his reuben sandwiches on St. Patrick's Day. Witty and humorous, he was designated the MC for the annual fundraisers. Michael was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Michael was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Kaufman in 2014. He is survived by his children, Michael E. Kaufman of Brick, Beth Bertoti of Waretown, Kelly Anne Kennedy of Neptune City, and stepchildren, Brett Werth of Bayville, Todd Werth and his wife, Jessica of Brick, and Lucinda Cooney and her husband, Roger of Jackson; and nine grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his 10:00 AM memorial service on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Farmingdale. Burial of ashes will follow in Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle NJ Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's name may be to the First United Methodist Church of Farmingdale, 8 North Main Street, Farmingdale, NJ 07727. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 20, 2017
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