Friday, 29 October 2010 00:00
Doris Mabee Kautzman was born on March 16, 1930 in Goshen, NY, and passed away peacefully at Saratoga Hospital on Oct. 11, 2010. Her life was full and vibrant, with education and writing always playing important roles. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and went on to graduate from State Teachers College at New Paltz. Doris was an elementary school reading specialist on Long Island for 29 years. After retiring, she started a company to help children become interested in reading by writing and publishing their own books.
Married to Philip J. Kautzman in 1953, they raised their three children in Westbury. She and Phil retired and spent 20 years in Sebastian, FL. Upon Philip’s passing in 2005, Doris moved to Saratoga Springs, NY, to be near her daughters. Doris had four siblings: Marge, Helen, Harry and Trudy. She is also survived by her children, Carol Kautzman, Philip Kautzman, Deborah DeLosa and her adored grandchildren, Amanda and Philip III. She will be missed by Debby Reynolds, Gail Kautzman and Jack Varley and numerous other family members and countless friends. Memorials may be made in her name to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.