on January 20, 2014 - 8:40 PM
Oct. 13, 1960 – Jan. 18, 2014
Natalie P. Kaufman, an administrator for Kaleida Health, died Saturday in her Clarence Center home after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 53.
Born Natalie Turner in Buffalo, she was a 1978 graduate of Williamsville South High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from D’Youville College in 1982.
A registered nurse, Mrs. Kaufman worked at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland, Millard Fillmore Hospital, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital and Buffalo General Medical Center, where she was director of cardiac services and manager of patient flow.
She was instrumental in implementing the “Get With the Guidelines” program at Kaleida Health and was given a Gold Service Award for her work.
She retired in 2011 because of illness.
A member of Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center, she taught a confirmation class there.
She also volunteered to help survivors from Hurricane Katrina at the Astrodome in Houston.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, David; three daughters, Valerie, Stephanie and Hollie; a sister, Laurie Knauf; and a brother, Anthony Turner.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center.