Charles M. Kauffman, 71, of Ocean View, died on Monday, Feb. 28, at the Lewes Convalescent Center. He was an entrepeneuer, Realtor, auctioneer, appraiser, retailer and restaurateur.
He was a member of the Peninsula Community Church, the Gideons, the Sussex County and National Association of Realtors, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, the South Eastern Sussex Rotary Club, the National Rifle Association, the Train Collectors Association and the Shore Line Garden Railroad Club.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara L. Kauffman; his son, Robert Kaufman, of Ocean View; his daughter, Retha K. Cleveland, of Dagsboro; his stepsons, Jeffrey C. Wharton, of Frankford, and Kevin C. Wharton, of Ocean View; his stepdaughter, Beth W. Rogers, of Frankford; two grandchidlren, Mathew Kauffman and R.J. Kauffman; five step-grandchildren, Meghan, Amber, Kevin Jr., Chelsea Wharton and Olivia Rogers; and one greatgrandson, Trey Kauffman.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at noon, at Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, in Ocean View. Interment is scheduled to follow at Mariner's Bethel Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hastings Funeral Home, in Selbyville, and one hour before the Thursday service.
The family asks that any donations be made to Peninsula Community Church, P.O. Box 46, Ocean View, DE 19970, or Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 40, Ocean View, DE 19970.