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Garrett A. Kauffman, 24, of Thompsontown, passed away at 1:15 AM on Friday, May 24, 2019 in Walker Twp., Juniata County as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born on October 11, 1994 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., he is a son of Anthony R. Kauffman and Michelle R. (Walton) Shelley and her husband William, all of Thompsontown.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by: a brother, Josh Bender; a sister, Jaymi Pal and her husband David of Charleston, South Carolina; a step-sister, Gabby Shelley; two step-brothers, Sheldon Shelley and Hunter Shelley; maternal grandfather, Gerald E. Walton, Sr. and his wife Kathy; maternal step-grandparents, Robert and Susan Shelley, all of Thompsontown; paternal grandparents, Larry J. and Cathy Kauffman; and paternal great-grandmother, Elva Shadel, all of Richfield; and he is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Preceding him in death are his maternal grandmother, Irene Walton; paternal great grandfather, Elwood Shadel and paternal great grandparents, Homer and Myrtle Kauffman; and an elder friend, Barb Bergstresser.
Garrett was a 2012 graduate of East Juniata High School in Cocolamus where he was a part of three district championship soccer teams and a 2016 graduate of Lock Haven University where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training.
He was currently employed as a Forklift Operator at Treen Pallet in Center.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville with the Rev. Nancy F. McClure officiating. Interment will follow at Richfield Union Cemetery.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Garrett’s memory can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.