Nelson Kaufman, of Akron passed away peacefully, on March 9, 2018. He was born in Royalton, New York on January 16, 1936 to the late Perry and Eva (Birky) Kaufman.
Nelson was a 1953 graduate of Akron Central High School. He served his country in the United States Army and went on to work as a truck driver. He started driving for Rural Sanitation and retired with Clarence Materials. Nelson enjoyed going to auctions frequently where he was always looking for a great deal, along with an occasional trip to the casino with friends. He could be found locally at McDonald's enjoying coffee and conversation with friends daily. Nelson was truly proud of, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Beloved father of William (Barbara) Kaufman, loving grandfather of Kaitlyn, Elizabeth, and Jacob. Nelson is also survived by a brother, Joe (Melody) Kaufman; sisters, Shirley Mast, Virginia (Thomas) Lee, Barbara (Sam) Pierce, Gracie (late-Howard) Brucker; brother-in-law, Clarence Mast and many nieces and nephews. Nelson was predeceased by his wife, Barbara (Andress) in 1971 - along with brothers; Norman Kaufman, George (Rita)Kaufman, and sister Zelma Mast. Services to be held at the family's convenience.