Hector was Justice of the Peace for 14 years and Supervisor of the Town of Champlain for 6 years. He was also a Trustee for the Village of Rouses Point. He served on the Executive Committee of the Association of Towns of New York State.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie who he married on Oct. 16, 1945, in Decatur, Ala. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters, Kenneth Kaufman and his wife Doris (Webb) Kaufman; Edith (Kaufman) Knapp and her husband, Kenneth Knapp; Ruth (Kaufman) Trahan and her husband, Leo Trahan; Lois (Kaufman) Todd and her husband, Jim Todd; and his youngest sibling, Maurice Kaufman.
He is survived by his three children, Hector Alan Kaufman III, James Gillespie Kaufman and Audrey (Blank) Kaufman, and Carole (Kaufman) Holmes and Jim Holmes. He is survived by three grandchildren, James Patrick Holmes, Sean Alan Holmes, and James Rhees Kaufman. He is also survived by many extended family members.
Above all of his many accomplishments and services, he was most dedicated to loving and helping his family. He was deeply loved and admired by his children, grandsons, friends, and community.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor and memory can be made to Three Steeple Methodist Church.
A celebration of Hector's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at Three Steeples Methodist Church in Champlain, N.Y. Those wishing to offer condolences to the family may call at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m. Masonic members are asked to arrive at the church at 10:30 a.m. Interment with full military honors will follow the service at Glenwood Cemetery.
To share online condolences, please visit www.rossfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are in the care of the Ross Funeral Home, 2586 Route 11 Mooers.