Jay Evan Kaufman, 48


COVENTRY – Jay Evan Kaufman died Nov. 29 at Kent County Hospital. He was the husband of Donna Kalin Kaufman for 15 years. Born in Providence, he was the son of Sandra D. Oster of Barrington and Denis Kaufman of Florida and stepson of the late Richard M. Oster. He was a resident of Coventry for 10 years, previously living in Barrington. He worked for many years for Cookson Electronics and most recently as an independent consultant. 

He was a graduate of Barrington High School, attended Clemson University where he was a member of the football team and was a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. Besides his many business interests, he enjoyed golf as a member of Ledgemont Country Club and was a licensed pilot. He loved planes and European cars, all forms of physical fitness and weightlifting.

He is survived by his wife and his sons, Joshua and Samuel, his sisters and brothers-in-law: Stephanie and Robert Wilmarth of Barrington, Allison and William Dessel of Barrington, Roberta and Noah Sachs of Richmond, Va., and Sasha Oster of Santa Rosa, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, 593 Eddy St., Providence, RI 02903.