Richard S. Kaufman, 78, of Rhinebeck, NY, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, died April 4, 2011. He was a longtime resident of South Orange.
Mr. Kaufman worked in the family business, Deka Plastics, and in other business endeavors until his retirement.
He graduated from Brown University with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Predeceased by his son, Robert, in 1994, he is survived by two daughters, Lisa Kaufman and Laurie Miller; his life partner, Gail Lowenstein, and her sons, Douglas and Gregory Lowenstein; his former wife, Carol Kaufman; his sister, Suzanne Kaufman; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to San Miguel Community Foundation (Hospice San Miguel in the Memo line), and sent to Laurie Miller, 131 Union Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324.