Tara Kauffman

Obituary of Tara Linn Kauffman

Tara Linn Kauffman, 50, passed away on August 18, 2022, at her home in Douglassville, PA. Born in Pottstown, PA, on October 9, 1971, Tara was the daughter of the late William Theodore Grim and Donna Lee (Eck) Saraceni.


Tara graduated from Pottstown High School in 1989, and shortly thereafter received her certified nursing assistant license from Antonelli Professional & Medical Institute in Pottstown, PA. She worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years, and ended her career at Manatawny Manor in 2021. Outside of work, Tara was a member and former secretary for the Pottstown Clubman’s Association Shuffleboard League. In her spare time, she enjoyed learning about turtles, cheering on the Philadelphia Flyers, watching NASCAR races, latch-hooking, traveling to the beach, and most of all, spending time with her dog, Kokoa.  


Tara is lovingly remembered by her husband, James Kauffman; her daughter, Dana (& John) Barnes; her son, Joshua Barnes; her sister, Lisa Grim; her brother, William (& Mindy) Grim; her aunts, Kathy Taylor and Vicci Eidell; and her nieces and nephews, Courtney Gadsby, Damian Eltringham, Kayla Grim, Blake Grim, and Kiara Ray.


In addition to her parents, Tara is predeceased by her maternal grandmother, Lucy Kaas; and her nephew, Daniel Eltringham.


A Celebration of Life will take place on September 10, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Gabriel Lodge, 525 Jefferson St., Stowe, PA 19464. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tara’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=wtg-mm-btn-donate-now.