John G. Kauffman



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John G. Kauffman

Friday, November 11, 2022 at age 75.  Predeceased by his parents, Wilfred and Helen Kauffman.  Survived by his loving children, Dillon (Allison) Vache, Brett (Alicia) Vache, John P. Kauffman, Nicholas Kauffman, Zachary Kauffman; loving friend and mother of his children, Amy Kauffman; cherished grandchildren, Joseph, Lucas, Charlie, Marielle and Thomas; brother,Fr. Dennis Kauffman, CSB; many loving family and dear friends.

John retired from Xerox Corp in 2020.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Red Wings games with his family, reading political books and loved listening to music.  He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

John’s visitation will be held Sunday, November 20th 1-4 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, November 21st 9:30 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral 296 Flower City Park.  Interment, Holy Ghost Cemetery.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


  1. Michael Felluca on November 16, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    John, you were a compassionate, genuine, kind man and a loving father and friend. A real role model for all your boys to look up to and emulate. I enjoyed the time we had together and am a better man for having associated with you. I’m sure right now you are eating with Jesus. God Bless You. I know we will be meeting again some day when I reach glory.

  2. Joan Martinez on November 16, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    John ,you were one of the best bosses we had at the film company where we all met you.i sure me and Amy gave you a hard time but we all enjoyed working with you you will be missed by many R.I.P friend. Joanie

  3. Cousin Rita on November 17, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Fr. Dennis, Amy, Sons and family: Our deepest sadness for the loss of a Brother, Husband (Father of your children), Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, Cousin, Friend. Such fond memories with your home on Lake View Park with Uncle Wil and Aunt Helen. Many childhood memories with the Aquinas field in our Tom and Ruth Kauffman’s neighborhood. One memory was Easter Sunday and John brought a chocolate bunny and got left in the car and melted. John appeared so upset but fast forward to a Cousins party at George/Lori beach home in 2018 where John was still the loving cousin. Thinking of you all in our loss. May John fill our hearts with comforting warmth (even if it’s a melted Easter bunny).

  4. Jim Decker on November 17, 2022 at 10:14 am

    John was a good friend through our high school and young adult years. We had many good times hitting the local bars and following bands like The Dukes and ShowStoppers. I will always crack a smile as I look back on those days.

  5. Tom Kauffman on November 17, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    We have been cousins all of our lives. You had four months more than me but close enough. It was great growing up in same family tree, and all the outings your parents gave us. You will be missed. Hope and pray for your kids, and brother, to be comforted during this time. Tom

  6. George & Lori Kauffman on November 18, 2022 at 7:11 am

    Too many Great Memories and not enough Paper. Congratz on a Job Well Done. Enjoy Your Rest. You Deserve it. God Bless.

  7. Aquinas Alumni Office on November 28, 2022 at 7:39 am

    God Bless our Aquinas Brother.

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