Gerald R Caufman obituary 1934~2021


Mr. Gerald R “Jerry” Caufman, 86, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021, his his home.

Gerald R Caufman
Gerald R Caufman

Born March 24, 1934 in Mount Holly Springs, PA, he was the son of the late George R. and Florence (Hoover) Caufman.

Mr. Caufman served with the United States Navy during the Korean War.

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He and his wife of over 38 years, Delores M. “Dee” (Cooper) Caufman, were married on September 24, 1983 in Wesley Chapel, Fountaindale, PA.

Mr. Caufman worked at ISP as a foreman. He retired in 1996. Following his retirement, he worked for McCleaf Bus Lines, Waynesboro, driving a van for special needs kids and later as a school bus driver for Baer Buses, Waynesboro.

He was a member of Jacob’s Church, Fairfield, PA, Acacia Lodge #586 F.&A.M., Waynesboro, Zembo Shrine, Franklin County Shrine Club – where he served as secretary for over 22 years, Harrisburg Consistory, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Hagerstown, MD, and the Waynesboro Fish and Game.

Mr. Caufman enjoyed transporting children to the Shriner’s Hospital in Philadelphia for treatment, camping, cooking, fishing, and reading.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 8 children, Terry Caufman and his wife, Vicky of Fairfield, Jerry Caufman and his companion, Shirley of Greencastle, PA, Lowell Harbaugh and his companion, Barbie of Waynesboro, Melinda Harbaugh and her companion, Leroy of Waynesboro, Albert Harbaugh and his companion, Jenna of Waynesboro, Gwenda Ingream and her husband, Scott of Greencastle, Lisa Groft and her companion, Fawn of Claymont, DE, and Lionel Caufman and his wife, Poo of Fairfield; two step-children, Sherry Harbaugh of Nebraska, and Kim Tregoning and her husband, Butch of Martinsburg, WV; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Wanda Blakemore, and her husband, Daniel; his step-daughter-in-law, Sally Harbaugh of Fayetteville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-son, Roger Harbaugh; one granddaughter, Amber Groft; one sister, Vaughn Mayberry; and one brother, Arthur Caufman.

Services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Franklin County Shrine Club, 22 Strickler Ave., Waynesboro, PA 17268.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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