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Ray W. Kauffman, industrial shop owner, dies at 88
Ray W. Kauffman, industrial shop owner, dies at 88

Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Ray Menifee Kauffman and the former Alberta Wiegand. Both his parents had hearing impairments due to childhood illnesses. Mr. Kauffman became fluent in sign language and lived in a home with both a door bell, which he could hear, and flashing light, which they could see. Mr. Kauffman, who attended Roland Park Elementary School, remained a resident of a home his family bought about 1906 to escape the city's heat. He was active in Boy Scouting and...

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