|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1916, USA|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 2009|
Evelyn B. Kaufman, age 93, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 19, 2009.
Evelyn was a devoted daughter and sister, as well as an unfailingly loyal, interested and compassionate friend to many.
Evelyn was born February 13, 1916, and was raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Although blind, she attended and graduated from Seton Hill College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English. While at Seton Hill, she was the only blind student. She completed the assignments with the help of readers who read the texts to her.
After graduation from Seton Hill, she obtained a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Following completion of her formal education, Evelyn taught in schools for the blind, first in Massachusetts and then for many years at the Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her teaching career spanned forty years.
Evelyn lead an active life-- overseeing the care of her disabled brother, Milton, engaging in numerous cultural activities around Philadelphia, traveling to conventions, reading using the Braille system, and spending time with her friends, many of whom she mentored.
A particular interest of Evelyn's was the fox, and she amassed a large collection of fox-related items.
True to her nature and concern for others, Evelyn gave her body to science.
Evelyn was predeceased by her beloved father, Nathan, mother, Dora, and brother, Milton.
Funeral arrangements were private and were under the care of the HANCOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., Ronald Hancock, Supervisor, 8018 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19152, but memorial contributions may be made to The American Council of the Blind, 931 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102.
Body donated to medical science
Created by: Millennium Memorials
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
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