William Kauffman -- Rochester

August 3, 2017 GMT

The Rev. William B. Kauffman, 67, formerly of Waynesboro, Pa., passed away unexpectedly at his home in Rochester on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

Born Sept. 3, 1949, Father Kauffman spent his early life in the Waynesboro area, graduating from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the class of 1967. He later graduated from Gettysburg College in 1973 and after completing his studies at the Gettysburg Theological Seminary; he pastored charges in Shiremanstown, Pa., and Harrisburg, Pa., and also served as a naval chaplain.

Following his graduation from St. Mary’s Catholic Seminary in Baltimore, he was ordained a priest in 1990. He was a member of St. Peters Cathedral Staff, Chaplain of the Wilmington, Va. Hospital, and Assistant Pastor at Corpus Christi Parish in Elsmere, Del. He also served as Chaplain of the staff at Father Martin’s Ashely in Havre de Grace, Md. His last position was Chaplain of the Grotto of Lourdes at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.

He is survived by his brother, Charles Kauffman of Waynesboro; nephew and grand-nephew, Thomas and Nathan; and his niece, Sarah. He is also mourned by close friends, Jerry and Kathy Hanson, Beverly Barrett, and Paul Butler, all of Rochester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles R. and Janet E. (Barnett) Kauffman.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 7, in St. Andrew Catholic Church, 12 N. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. Robert Malagesi, MSSCC, officiating. Burial will follow in Grindstone Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pa.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, where a vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Rochester memorial service to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6, at Shorewood Senior Campus, Dining Room. 2205 Second St. SW, Rochester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Andrew Catholic School, 213 E. Main Street, Waynesboro, PA, 17268.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com.