Charles J. Kaufmann Sr., Artist

Posted: August 29, 1996

A Funeral Mass will be said tomorrow for Charles J. Kaufmann Sr., 59, of Feasterville, owner of a commercial art firm, who died in a one-vehicle accident near Vail, Colo.

The Mass will be said at 11 a.m. at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Meadowbrook and Bristol Roads. Friends and relatives may call there after 9:30 a.m.

Mr. Kaufmann had been a passenger in a shuttle van owned by a dude ranch. A Colorado State Patrol representative said the van drifted off the side of a road about 6:15 p.m. Aug. 19 and rolled over several times as it went down an embankment to Piney River, 450 feet below.

Mr. Kaufmann's wife, Barbara, was one of five others injured in the accident and spent a few days in the intensive-care unit of a nearby hospital. Their daughter, Kimberly, a ranch employee, was hospitalized at another facility.

Mr. Kaufmann was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Dobbins Vocational-Technical High School. Later, he studied art at Philadelphia Community College.

He worked for an advertising agency in Philadelphia for a few years, then founded his own business in Feasterville. The firm specializes in architectural renderings.

He was a longtime resident of Feasterville and a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virin Mary Church.

An outdoors enthusiast, he enjoyed skiing, golfing, boating and traveling.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Barbara Sabath Kaufmann; children Charles J. Jr., Barbara Ann Wagner, Kevin J. and Kimberly; three brothers; and five grandchildren.

Burial will be in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery, 313 Ferry Rd., Doylestown Township.

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