Harry T. Kauffman, 81, of North Sewickley Township passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, March 7 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was a union trucker for 30 years, and worked for Quality Carriers trucking. He loved his job, and always said “ the bigger the truck, the better”.
Harry was proud that he had driven over 1 million miles completely accident-free.
He loved all his vehicles and loved to travel.
He loved spending time with his family. Harry was a loving husband, father, stepfather, and “pa” and “great pa”.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Hart McDanel Kauffman, and one son and daughter: John Kauffman and Tammy Foust, both of Blairsville PA; and stepchildren: Warren (and Sue) Hart; Duane (and Julieann) Hart; and Charlene ( and Mike) Sundgaard; and Lita Hart.
One sister, Betty Hayuza, of Irwin PA also survives and several grandchildren: Amanda, Tori, Hanah, Luke, Brian, Kristen, Evan, Leah, Sarah, Skip, Ethan, Alyssa, Nathan, and Audrey; and two great grandchildren: Rylee and Owen.
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by three brothers.
Friends will be received from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 10 2017 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City.
Services will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at TURNERS, with the Rev. Bruce Allen of Riverview Country Chapel , officiating.
Burial will be in St. Marks Lutheran Cemetery, Franklin Twp.
Memorial donations may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237.
You may read the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences at: www.turnerfh.com