Howard B. “Huddie” Kaufman, lifelong resident of Greensburg, PA, passed away September 24, 2020. Son of Alexander F. and Mary Gordon Kaufman, and loving husband of 69 years to Doris D. (Levin) Kaufman, Huddie died at his home surrounded by his family. He was 92. Born February 11, 1928, Huddie attended Greensburg Public Schools and the D. T. Watson Institute before attending St. Vincent College in Latrobe.He retired from the Greensburg Tribune-Review in 1994 after serving nearly 40 years as the sports editor, scholastic sports editor, and city editor. Huddie loved his hometown and was active in his community. He was a 45 year member of the Temple Emanuel; member of the Greensburg Recreation Board; member of the rehabilitation board and aerobic commission; member of the Westmoreland Athletic group; one of two remaining “all time” members of the Westmoreland County Judges scholar/athlete ad hoc group, started in 1957; and a member of the Westmoreland County Sports Hall of Fame. At one time, Huddie worked for the local radio and cablevision network and hosted a Saturday morning call in show, along with airing Friday night sports games. After retirement Huddie put his unparalleled knowledge of athletics to good use and was employed by the Greensburg Salem School District as a clock operator at Offutt Field and served as the school’s football historian.In addition to his beloved bride, Huddie is survived by his three children, Becky (Philip) Belefski, of Denver, Colorado; Jeff (Patricia) Kaufman of Plymouth, Massachusetts; and Bill (Sally) Kaufman of Fruita, Colorado. He also leaves his adoring grandchildren, Erin and Meggie Belefski; Stephanie, Jackie, and Christopher (Caitlyn) Horigan; John Louria, Kiefer and Kelby Kaufman; and two great grandchildren, Bella Belefski and Lawson Louria. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to Huddie’s cousin, Stan Gordon and his wife, Deb, whose constant companionship enriched his life. Thank you also to Heartland Hospice who gave us the ability to bring Huddie home and care for him in his final weeks.
A private funeral is scheduled with the Rabbi Lenny Sarko officiating.
A live video stream will be available on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11am by visiting https://www.gotomeet.me/Ceigreensburg from your computer, tablet or smartphone. The audio will also be available at this time by calling 1 (872) 240-3212. Access Code: 273-268-293.
There will be a graveside service on Tuesday at noon at the B'nai Israel Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Congregation Emanu-El Israel, 222 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601.
KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
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Congregation Emanu-El Israel
222 N. Main Street, Greensburg PA 15601