August 17, 1926 - March 17, 2019
Harold Robert Kaufman of Wimberley, Texas was born in Frederick, Maryland on August 17, 1926, and left his earthly body on March 17, 2019, at the age of 92. He was born to Hilda Schenkein and Leon Max Kaufman and spent his early life in Roanoke, Virginia. Harold enlisted in the Navy during WWII at the age of 17 and served as a Seaman First Class until the war ended. Harold received a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech). He later went to the University of Houston and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Harold’s career as a chemist spanned decades in the plastics industry, and he was an accomplished gas chromatographer. He worked for US Industrials for most of his career before becoming partners with several others to form a plastics company in La Porte, Texas, Bayshore Industrials. Harold is survived by his beautiful wife of 48 years, Bonnie Brown Kaufman. He loved her visual art and supported her in her artistic endeavors. Harold and Bonnie traveled the world together and made several bicycle trips in Europe. She was his primary caretaker during the last seven difficult years of his life. He is also survived by his step-children: Rev Dr. Kate McLennan and spouse, Dr. Sharon McGeeney; Mike McLennan; Kelly Gloger and husband, Chris Gloger; and Pat McLennan. Harold is blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who loved him: Kris Kohler and family; Ryan Doxey and family; April Doxey and family; Pamela McLennan and son, Bryan; Lauren McLennan and daughter, Kennedy; Travis McLennan; Natalie McLennan; Jake Gloger and Trish Gloger. His mother and father, and his sister, Miriam Trimble, preceded Harold in death. He is survived by his nephew, Dr. Michael Trimble and family; and niece, Laura Trimble. Harold was an exceptional human being, a good man, and was loved deeply by his family and friends.
Harold Robert Kaufman of Wimberley, Texas was born in Frederick, Maryland on August 17, 1926, and left his earthly body on March 17, 2019, at the age of 92. He was born to Hilda Schenkein and Leon Max Kaufman and spent his early life in Roanoke,... View Obituary & Service Information
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