Ellis R. “Roy” Kauffman, 84, formerly of Manheim and Lititz, died peacefully Sunday January 28, 2018 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. He was the loving husband of Blanche R. (Greiner) Kauffman and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in March 2017. Born in Leola Roy was the son of the late John E. and Naomi (McCreary) Kauffman. Roy proudly served in the U.S. Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. Roy had been a truck driver for Yellow Freight of East Petersburg before retiring. Previous employment included Interstate Systems of Lancaster and Motor Freight Express of York. After retiring Roy enjoyed driving at Manheim Auto Auction, Manheim. Roy was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manheim. He was a lifetime member of both the VFW Post 5956, Manheim and Elstonville Sportsman Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters Judy E. wife of Sidney Erb, Manheim, Vicki wife of Kris Wickwire, Lewisberry; four grandchildren; 3 great-grandsons; two brothers Mark Kauffman, Brownsville MN, Richard husband of Rikki Kauffman, Saute Nacoochee, GA; and a sister Anna Gable, Lititz. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers Melvin and John Kauffman. The family would like to reach out and extend a special thank-you to the “500 unit” at Pleasant View Retirement Community and to Hospice for All Seasons for their wonderful care of Roy.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Roy’s funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Thursday February 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Manheim Fairview Cemetery. There will be a time of visitation with the family from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. If desired, contributions in Roy’s memory may be sent to Hospice for All Seasons, 280 South Hill Drive, Grantville PA 17028.