Ex-KB Toys leader dies

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Donald Kaufman, one of the men responsible for growing KB Toys from a local business into a nationally known chain based in Pittsfield, died of natural causes at his home Monday morning.
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Andriana Alsterberg

Bayside, NY

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Oct 14, 2009
 
Donald Kaufman was a great man and my uncle. And although I did not get to see him as much as would have liked, i know he loved me and i hope he knew how much I loved him. I am gratful that my husband was able to meet him last year. I love you uncle donald and will miss you<3
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Oct 15, 2009
 
Andriana Alsterberg wrote:
Donald Kaufman was a great man and my uncle. And although I did not get to see him as much as would have liked, i know he loved me and i hope he knew how much I loved him. I am gratful that my husband was able to meet him last year. I love you uncle donald and will miss you<3
Condolences on the passing of your uncle.
Is there a catalogue with photos of all the wonderful toys that were collected in the family museum?
Is there any video on this museum?
It's unfortunate that the private museum did not evolve into a year-round attraction open to the public.
That kind of exhibit would certainly have brought many to Berkshire County.
I would've definitely been a regular visitor.
Did The Berkshire Eagle ever publicize this private toy museum?
Was the collection sold to one buyer or was it split up?
get Out

Rensselaer, NY

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Oct 16, 2009
 
HellerClimateRefugee wrote:
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Condolences on the passing of your uncle.
Is there a catalogue with photos of all the wonderful toys that were collected in the family museum?
Is there any video on this museum?
It's unfortunate that the private museum did not evolve into a year-round attraction open to the public.
That kind of exhibit would certainly have brought many to Berkshire County.
I would've definitely been a regular visitor.
Did The Berkshire Eagle ever publicize this private toy museum?
Was the collection sold to one buyer or was it split up?
I don't think the lady is talking m oney here, she loved her uncle. But as far as the collection, it might have been donated to ACORN!
Andrew Poultridge

Olympia, WA

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Oct 17, 2009
 
Andriana, who are your parents?
Old School

Clifton Park, NY

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Oct 17, 2009
 
Having meet Mr.Kaufman on many occasions, as an outside contractor for K-B, he was truly a terrific guy. It was a sad day when he left the company, not only did he take is business savvy with him, he also removed the personality of the company as a whole. He was such a dynamic person; it was impossible not to like him. He was the sort of person you met once, and he remembered your name forever. He made you feel like part of his family, and with that, you always wanted to do the very best you could for Donald. He was one of a kind, and for myself, he will truly be missed
Dick Alsterberg

Exeter, NH

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Nov 2, 2009
 
I never knew Donald was related to an Alsterberg

Dick Alsterberg (dicktrout@comcast.net

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