Eric Alan Kaufman, age 51 of Lowell, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 2, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Kaufman. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Kaufman; sister, Gretchen (Ed) Kuklo; niece, Courtney (Jason) Green; nephews, Dustin (Vicki) Anderson, Skyler (Abbie) Kuklo; grand nephews, Logan and Duncan Anderson; uncles, Wayne Kaufman, Wallace (Phyllis) Kaufman; aunt, Beverly (Donal) Davis; and faithful Airedale dog, Fred. Eric was born in Sandusky, Ohio, graduated from Lowell High School, worked for Douma Art Supplies then Ralph Kaufman Artists for many years until he took over the business when his father passed away. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 8 3:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell. Pastor David Sims of CrossPoint Church officiating. Visitation 1-3:00 p.m. Those who wish to make a memorial contribution, please consider The Democratic Party.