From a contemporary press report:
VIRGINIA BEACH — Retired U.S. Navy Captain Louis Richard Kaufman, Medical Service Corps, died Feb. 16, 2001, at the age of 74 from multiple myeloma. He was a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Captain Kaufman retired from the Navy in 1978 after 33 years of service. His last assignment was in Washington, D.C. He served in several Navy preventive medicine units. He was the 1st. Marine Division Preventive Medicine Officer in Vietnam in 1968 for which he received the Legion of Merit with Combat V. He was Shore Safety Directorate and head of the Life Sciences Department, Naval Safety Center, Norfolk, Virginia.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Associations, Disabled American Veterans, American Public Health Association, National Association of Sanitorians and the Life Saving Museum of Virginia Beach.
Survivors include his daughter, Kristine R. Magliaro of Derwood, Md.; his sister, Annamae Cox, and a brother, Charles J. Kaufman, both of Wexford, Pa., and a brother, Albert Kaufman of Bradenton, Fla.; four grandsons, C. Paul Perry of Scottsdale, Ariz., Nathan D. Perry of Oxen Hill, Md., Michael D. Magliaro and Stephen K. Magliaro, both of Derwood; and his former wife, Muriel U. Kaufman of Virginia Beach.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Little Creek Amphibious Base Chapel with Father Michael A. Diaz celebrating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2001, at 3 p.m. Friends may join the family from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Life Savings Museum of Virginia, P.O. Box 24, Virginia Beach, VA 23458.
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