Remembering Lynn Kaufman

Lynn Kaufman

It is with great sadness that Babe Ruth League bids farewell to our dear friend and teammate, Lynn Alan Kaufman, of Limon, Colorado, 63, who passed away on April 14, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. 

Lynn lived a life dedicated to his family and youth sports.  If he wasn’t in a meeting for baseball, or on his mail route, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, Alex, Liam, Matilda, and Oliver.

A graduate of Flagler High School in 1976, Lynn played football, basketball and baseball throughout four years. He enjoyed his best friend Rick Jorgensen, his nephew Greg and his brothers and sisters – cruising around Flagler and getting pick-up games going in the park.

Later in life, Lynn would spend weeknights playing volleyball and softball. After graduating from Community College of Denver with a degree in Electronic Data Processing in 1978, Lynn entered the workforce with Avaya Telecommunications in Westminster, where he worked for 33 years as a Project Manager.

He had a large group of friends that would attend weekday social events, that’s how he met his wife Jeanne, who he was married to for 20 years.

After moving to Limon in 1993, Lynn would continue to commute five-days a week to Westminster, rarely missing a day, and only heading out early so he could catch his son’s many sporting and school events. His children recollect not a single sporting or school event was missed by Lynn.

Lynn served as a longtime volunteer for Babe Ruth League, Inc.  At the time of his death, he was serving as Colorado State Commissioner, a position he held since 2010.  As State commissioner, Lynn was paramount in ensuring organization and competition for kids aged 9-18. His wisdom, ingenuity and dedication are traits that will continue on with the youth the league serves. He was a big believer in participation in baseball, trying to grow the game as part of his lifelong love of baseball. The passion for the game has transferred to all three of his children and his legacy will live on through the sport.

Throughout his life, Lynn would also find time  to be around sports as a referee and umpire for 32 years. Basketball was his favorite sport to referee, as a member of IAABOU. He continued officiating well into his cancer diagnosis.

After retiring from Avaya, Lynn was a Rural Carrier for the United States Postal Service for the last nine years. During his four-year battle with cancer, he hardly missed any time as he would work around his many doctors’ appointments. So much so that the hours before he checked himself into the hospital, he was delivering mail.

Lynn is survived by his three children, Ryan, Kyle, and Ethan, four grandchildren, two sisters, and two brothers.  He will be missed by all that knew him, including his many nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Babe Ruth League is extremely fortunate to have had Lynn Kaufman a member of our team.  His memory will live on in all of us.