In Memorial

Paul Steven Kaufmann

Date of Death: September 5th, 2020
16 in Elul 5780


Photo By  : Paul Steven Kaufmann passed peacefully at age 58. Adoring husband of Carol; beloved son of Marianne and Ernst Kaufmann; loving father of Alex (Graham) and Jeremy; cherished brother of Anne Cornfield; joyful and fun-loving uncle of Marc (Lauren), Ben (Lizzy), and Jonathan (Jen) Cornfield and Jason and Dana Keith; and proud great uncle of many nieces and nephews. Paul took pride in his business, Shred Spot, and was a master networker among other things. He was active in community philanthropic affairs and helped create the North Shore Helpers non-profit. He was passionate about family, friends, boating, paddle, flying, McDonald's Diet Coke, and a one of a kind dog-lover to his dog, Hayden. Private service. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to For information including a link to view the service or to leave condolences, Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Tuesday, September 8th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Private Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May His Memory Be For A Blessing.

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When: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Private Shiva
Notes of condolence can be sent to
Anne Cornfield
3168 Whisper Woods Court
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

North Shore Helpers

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Guest Book & Memories

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September 14th, 2020

Paul and I were office neighbors in two different buildings in Sky Harbor Northbrook. He always went out of his way to say hi and was of tremendous help to my team and I when we took over new warehouse space. Upon watching our team of two women attempt to unload a truck, he brought his forklift over and unloaded the entire thing. That's the kind of guy he was : Always kind and thoughtful 🙏🏼 Prayers and condolences to all his loved ones ❤️

~Kate Kimmerle
~Neighbor, Northbrook IL

September 9th, 2020

We loved having Paul in class at 10,000 Small Businesses. He was so hilarious and happy to help any one of his peers. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.

~Nathan Stevens
~Friend, Chicago

September 8th, 2020

We wrap you and all loved ones in our hearts. Sending our love, support and strength to you all. We love you and Paul's memory will forever be a gift to us all. Bonnie, Jon and Family

~Bonnie F Gamze
~friend, Northbrook

September 8th, 2020

Dear Anne,
Please allow me to extend my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this extremely sad and trying time.
—With deepest sympathy for your loss, Chris Ricco (brother and brother-in-law of Gary and Denise Ricco)

~Christopher J. Ricco
~Friend, Northbrook, IL

September 8th, 2020

The sky cried with all of you today. My heart is broken along with yours. Heartfelt words were beautifully shared today.
Denise Ricco

~Denise Ricco
~Friend, Northbrook, Illinois

September 8th, 2020

We knew Paul since 2014 as a client, a networker and a friend. You are blessed to have known his joy and goodness for so much longer. He had a great heart that touched ours and we'll keep him there forever. Rebecca and Jerry

~Rebecca Bloomfield
~friend, Skokie IL

September 7th, 2020

I’ve known Paul for over 8 years as a fellow paddle teammate and counsel to Shred Spot. He approached life, paddle and his business in the same way, striving for improvement and perfection. I’ll miss Paul as a teammate, fierce competitor, and friend, and extend my condolences to Carol, his parents and his entire family.

~Alan Samlan
~Friend, Northbrook, Il

September 7th, 2020

I worked in the same office with Paul. I considered Paul a friend....he was a perfect gentleman, hardworking, and so kind to me.....always. We both loved animals and I would go in Pauls office in the morning sometimes and we would look at his fish tank and he would teach me about all his fish... I remember one of the fish had a skin issue and Paul would take the fish in his hand and put medicine on it to heal the fish..... so kind. He was so knowledgable about so many things yet he was so humble.... He never boasted enough about how many things in life he experienced and knew. He was respected by all that knew him. I will miss Paul so so much and seeing him every Monday Morning.... there will be an emptiness for a while in our office and my hope is that in time the sadness of that emptiness will turn into nothing but the happy and loving memories Paul brought to this office.
My deepest condolences to all of his family, and Carol, (including his doggy that he LOVED)..... my heart hurts for all of you.
Love you Paul.... Lori Lazar

~Lori Lazar
~Friend/ office co worker, Northbrook, Il

September 6th, 2020


Picture from family

~Funeral Director, Arlington Heights


Yahrzeit Dates For Paul Steven Kaufmann

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
16th of Elul 57818/24/2021
16th of Elul 57829/12/2022
16th of Elul 57839/2/2023
16th of Elul 57849/19/2024
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