Diana Kaufman, 71, public speaking teacher

October 02, 2003

Diana Kaufman, a retired public speaking teacher, died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at her Randallstown home. She was 71.

Born Diana Cohen in the Bronx, N.Y., she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in English and speech from Queens College in Flushing, N.Y.

She moved to Baltimore in 1964 and taught literature at Northwestern High School. She later taught public speaking and business communication at what is now Towson University and Baltimore City Community College. She retired in 1986.

She was a former president of the Playgoers Group, a Randallstown theater troupe in which she directed and acted.

A member of Beth Israel Congregation, she edited its sisterhood's news bulletin.

Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 8900 Reisterstown Road.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Robert Kaufman; a daughter, Dr. Evette Katlin of Lawrenceville, N.J.; and two grandchildren.

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