Faye Morgenstern Kaufman

Faye Morgenstern Kaufman

Faye Morgenstern Kaufman, 94, died of congestive heart failure, in the early morning of March 20, 2024.  She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Kaufman, and Julie Pertmer (Mark), and her 3 grandsons, Jason Pertmer, Weston Pertmer, and Taylor Pertmer.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Faye was born on April 15, 1929 and raised in Jacksonville.  She loved this city and worked tirelessly to support it in many ways.  She worked as a volunteer at the Jacksonville Convention & Visitors Bureau.  She was President of the PTA at her children’s school.  She was a volunteer usher for many years at FCCJ.  And, she was precinct captain for many years at various election voting locations in Arlington.

Faye was a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and Jones Business College. At one time she was an owner of a cultured marble business and of an automotive decoration business at another time.

Faye was a fiercely independent person who loved and cared for her family deeply.  Faye was married to her husband Fred for nearly 50 years. When Fred became seriously ill with cancer, she was by his side the entire time and never once complained about caring for him.  She did the same for her daughters whenever they were ill and needed care.

Faye had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel and explore new places.  When it was unheard of for a woman to travel without a male, she and her daughter Lisa took a cross country car trip to visit many of the national parks in the U.S. and had a wonderful time.

In her younger days, Faye loved to bowl and was a member of a bowling team.  She enjoyed playing Mahjong.  With her grandsons, she enjoyed playing board games.

Faye was a lifelong member of the Jacksonville Jewish Center, a synagogue in which her parents, Minnie and Izzie Morgenstern, were founders. At one time, Faye was President of the Jacksonville Jewish Center Sisterhood.

As a child of immigrants and a first generation American, Faye appreciated that she was born and raised in the U.S.

Faye taught her daughters to stand on their own feet and guided them through life so that they developed their own careers. She was a fantastic mother who is deeply missed and will always be remembered for her caring nature, fierce independence, and adventurous spirit.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to either the American Heart Association, the Jacksonville Jewish Center, or the Jacksonville Jewish Federation.

A Graveside Service will be held at 1 PM Friday March 22nd, 2024 in the Old Center Cemetery within Evergreen Cemetery 4535 Main St Jacksonville, FL 32206 (904) 353-3649.

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  • Toni Randall Posted April 4, 2024 4:00 pm

    My sincere sympathy to the entire family. Faye had such a great sense of humor and outlook on life. We were privileged to have known her. May her memory be a blessing.

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