Stanley Kaufman, Longtime Butcher at John's Meat Market, Passes Away at 86

Stanley Kaufman was a longtime butcher at John’s Meat Market. 

NO. PLAINFIELD-- Stanley H. Kaufman, 86, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

Scotch Plains residents know him as a longtime butcher at John’s Meat Market

Born in Newark to the late Herbert and Helen (Schank), Stanley resided in Plainfield before setting to North Plainfield 47 years ago. An honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was the owner of Prescott Luncheonette and Herb’s Supermarket before he worked at John’s Meat Market.  He was a member of Plainfield Rescue Squad of 30 years and a member of the North Plainfield Senior Citizen Club. He enjoyed golfing, hunting and vacationing aboard cruises ships.  

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Surviving are his loving wife, Eleanor; two daughters, Nancy Campbell and Gail Ann Kaufman Cain and her husband Gordon; son, Tom Kaufman, sister in law, Anna Bozek and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Lisa Del Negro and daughter in law, Colleen Kaufman and son in law, David Campbell. 

He will also be missed by his four grandchildren, Scott Campbell and his wife, Gladys, Stephen Campbell and his wife, Erica, Heather Kaufman and Jackie Kaufman and two great grandchildren, Jackie and Camila.

Funeral services will begin on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 at 12 Noon in the McCriskin - Gustafson Home For Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Ave., South Plainfield, followed by interment in Lake Nelson Memorial Park, Piscataway. Family and friends may attend visitation on Sunday from 3-7 PM in the funeral home. For more info, visit

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