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Richard Frederick Kaufman

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Richard Frederick Kaufman Obituary
Richard F. Kaufman, age 91, passed away on November 27, 2018 in California. Dick grew up in Detroit and Muskegon, Michigan, the son of an immigrant, and always remembered having been a child during the Great Depression. He graduated from Culver Military Academy, was a WWII naval veteran, and earned a B.A. from Yale University and then an MBA from Harvard Business School. In his long tenure as CEO and President, he transformed and grew Amstore, now a third-generation, 104-year-old designer and manufacturer of store fixtures for leading American retailers. He and his wife Sylvia were actively involved in the Aspen Institute, the National Councils of the Aspen Art Museum, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. In Chicago they have been involved in the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Institute, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. For a more detailed obituary please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook. SURVIVORS Wife of 61 years, Sylvia; sons, Michael (Julie Hyatt) Kaufman, Andrew (Corinne Simon) Kaufman, Greg (Dafna) Kaufman, Robert (Yael) Kaufman; grandchildren, Daniel & Jonathan Kaufman, Ari, Alana & Adam Kaufman, Benjamin, Ian & Evan Kaufman; brother, Gordon (Lorna) Kaufman; niece & nephew, Leigh & David. SERVICE Friday, December 7, 2018, 10:00 AM at Temple B'Nai Israel in Muskegon, MI. with visitation on Thursday, December 6, 2018 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home Muskegon. MEMORIAL: In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Kaufman Interfaith Institute (https://www.gvsu.edu/interfaith/) or the Shalom Hartman Institute (https://hartman.org.il/) would be appreciated.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 4, 2018
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