Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Obit for Sid Kaufman

Sidney Kaufman passed away Thursday, June 4th at the age of 90 in Boca Raton, Fla. He was married to the late Selma Scheck Kaufman for 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Audrey Eisenstat Kaufman.

Sidney was a pioneer in television, working at CBS TV for 37 years. Throughout his career, he worked as an audio engineer, technical director and director of operations at both CBS News and CBS Sports. He was an Emmy award winning producer for his work on NFL Today and CBS Sports and had received honorable mentions for his coverage of the space program and other special events. He was also integral in the set- up of the news operation at CBS Washington. He retired in 1987 as vice president of CBS Cable.

In addition to his wife, Audrey, he is survived by two daughters, Barbie Boroff and husband, Randy; and Debra Maher and husband, Rick Ketterer.

The funeral was held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, PA.
Contributions in Sidney's memory may be made to the Bruce Eisenstat Camp Fund, c/o the Scranton Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510; or to the donor's favorite charity.
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