Robert Kaufman

Age 75, longtime resident of Newton, Ma died of natural causes, July 31, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty, brother Michael, sisters Judi and Brenda, and many nieces and nephews.

Robert was a multi-talented person, and someone who was not bound by convention He was an acclaimed professional photographer known for his Silver Visions “Edibles” calendars and photographs bringing vibrant life to images of fruits and vegetables as well as his photographs detailing the life and spirit of Italy. Music, travel, cooking, and art history were passions of his. He will be celebrated and missed by his family and friends, particularly those in his long-standing poker group. An event to celebrate Robert’s life will be held at 250 Newtonville Ave, Newton, Ma 02466 on Sunday September 22, 2019 at 3 PM. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in his memory.



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  1. Deborah Flaschen on September 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Love this picture of you Roberto. I can hear your laugh and see the twinkle in your eye.

  2. Paul Blatt on September 13, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    May he Rest In Peace
    With love.
    Paul and Valerie Blatt

  3. on September 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    I never heard you utter a disparaging word about any person in the many years I knew you. Although we had some basic tenants to our beliefs, I cannot but hope that my God will enable us to communicate and share some our favorite moments on Earth.
    Bobby De

  4. Marilyn Sandperl on September 14, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Robert: Your generosity knew no bounds. I’ll never forget your Christmas parties and the way you whipped up banana daiquiris for us all to enjoy! Your passion for Betty, art, travel, that mischievous twinkle in your eyes, (as Deborah mentioned), and Thursday night poker (stories Sol brought home) are how I will always remember you. Gone too soon. Fly high!

  5. Peter and Judi Gentile on September 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Roberto, you were always introducing me to the newest computer technology and latest guitar gizmos taking me out of my sheltered life of engineering and into the user community. I remember well the guitar sessions we had (Rolling Stones forever), even the fact that you brought your guitar to Nantucket to celebrate Judi’s and my wedding. Judi always thought the world of you and told everyone she met “you are a famous photographer”, she loves you dearly. Let’s hope the technology of the universe treats you well.

  6. Henry Katz on December 4, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    H and E

  7. Jean conners on September 22, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Dear Betty,
    I just learned about Roberto’s passing. My heart goes out to you.
    I so enjoyed working with you both!
    I hope yo see you in the near future.
    Please stay in touch.
    Much love,

  8. Lee Silva on January 2, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Betty, I just came to realize this after searching. I’m so sorry. You and Roberto were such an influence in my life. I will never forget him or you and will be forever grateful for you both. The many years that I worked with you both were some of the most memorable in my life. I still quote some of Robert’s sayings and wisdom. He was certainly inique, ahead of his time, and a truly special person. All my love, Lee Silva

  9. Jack Schylling on August 10, 2021 at 4:54 am

    Betty I’m so sad to hear he’s gone.
    He was a force of nature
    Sweet spirit
    As I rushed through life trying to make a buck,it’s too easy to miss what’s really important. I never had a bad moment with Roberto Kaufmani. What a trip it was for Kathy and I stumble upon you two in Jamaica.
    I’m lucky to have known him and wish you the best

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