In Memorial

Richard Kaufman

Date of Death: June 27th, 2020
5 in Tammuz 5780


Richard I. Kaufman, D.D.S., just 2 weeks short of his 96th birthday, beloved of Marian, nee Kousnetz, for almost 78 years; loving father of Paula (Imad) Kaufman-Dajani, Shari (Harvey) Shapiro, Jo Ellen (James) Porges, Louis Kaufman, and the late Steven Alan; cherished Papa of Marissa (Adam) Samit, Jason Shapiro, Jacob Kaufman and Rachel Kaufman; proud great-grandfather of Aviva Samit and Simona Samit; dear brother of the late Clara (the late Gunder) Mayer; adored son of the late Louis Kaufman and Rachel, nee Waxstein; favorite uncle, and loyal and devoted friend to many. In order to keep everyone safe and healthy, services and shiva will be private. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dr. Richard I. and Marian Kaufman Leo Baeck Scholarship Fund, Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster St., Evanston, IL 60202. To leave condolences or for information including a Zoom link to view services: (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, July 1st at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Graveside Service - Shalom Memorial Park

May his name be for a blessing.

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

To keep everyone safe and healthy, services and shiva are private.

Dr. Richard I. and Marian Kaufman
Leo Baeck Scholarship Fund
Beth Emet Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202

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Guest Book & Memories

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July 7th, 2020

My parents Rose and Raymond Small were friends of the Kaufman’s during their entire adult lives. My mother deeply admired and respected Marian.
During my mother’s brief and terrible illness, Marian was a wonderful source of comfort and support. They both were great friends to my father following her death.

My childhood memories of the Kaufman’s was of an elegant and dignified couple. Dick was very funny and sharp witted.

Please accept my deepest sympathies to your family on his loss. Fondly, Ellen Rosenberg

~Ellen Rosenberg
~Friend, Wilmette,IL

July 5th, 2020

I was a friend and fellow Dental Professional of Dick Kaufman for 40 years. He was a true gentleman and an outstanding professional. I thoroughly enjoyed his no nonsense approach to his professional life, his total honesty and his "second to none" professional skills. I always cherished our friendship as well as our professional relationship. My heartfelt sympathy and my respects go out to Marian and his entire family.

~Erwin Barrington
~Friend and Professional Colleague, Lincolnwood

July 5th, 2020

Hollywood dazzling, brilliant, sarcastic, witty ... with boundless talent and charm.

~Holly Berland
~family friend, CHICAGO

July 1st, 2020

Dr Kaufman was my dentist for twenty-five years. He was highly skilled and had a wonderful "bedside manner". I have missed him ever since he retired. Although it was very sad to hear of his passing, I am cheered by the knowledge that he enjoyed such a long and rich life. May his children and loved ones be comforted along with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

~Bill Coleman
~Patient, Chicago IL

July 1st, 2020

The services were a fine tribute. I have only fond memories of Dick dating back to the days when I baby sat for Paula and then Sheri. Over the years we have not seen each other much, but memories last. My sincerest condolences and my best to your family. All should stay well.

~Barry Goldman
~cousin, Northbrook

July 1st, 2020

Wish I had the please of knowing him.

~Earl Roseman
~Friend of Shar & Harvey, Skokie, IL


Yahrzeit Dates For Richard Kaufman

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
5th of Tammuz 57816/15/2021
5th of Tammuz 57827/4/2022
5th of Tammuz 57836/24/2023
5th of Tammuz 57847/11/2024
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