Tribute to Dick Kauffman
By Diane Gubatayao
March 06, 2007
It with mixed feelings that I learned of the passing of Dick
Kauffman this past week. What a full, amazing life. I had the
honor of hanging out with Mary and Dick in the early years of
the development of SITNEWS. Most people would have been content
to kick back and ease into retirement, but Mary and Dick chose
a different path. They found a way to serve their community and
work out of their home. With considerable personal financial
investment and an UNBELIEVABLE amount of time devoted, they founded
SITNEWS. I have discovered nothing comparable in communities
here in California.
Dick was a humble, kind and intelligent man. He and Mary mentored
the first PATCHWorks Youth Coordinators Chad Medel and John Whipple.
They shared their skills and knowledge of website development
and both those young men thrived under their tutelage. Dick and
Mary always made you feel like family, and it was always a joy
to be in their company.
My love, prayers and thoughts to Mary and the family. And, Dick,
you'll probably develop the first website in heaven. You will
Received March 05, 2007 - Published March 06, 2007
About: "Former Ketchikan
resident and devoted follower of Sitnews"
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Richard P. Kauffman, 74, founder of
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Paul Kauffman, founder of SitNews, died at Ketchikan General
Hospital at the age of 74, on Wednesday morning, February 28,
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