Sunday, August 10, 2003


Justin Brummett was serving his country

By Nicole Hamilton
The Cincinnati Enquirer


Justin David Brummett, an Airman First Class in the Air Force, died Aug. 1 at Minot Hospital in North Dakota of a viral infection.

Raised in Newport, Mr. Brummett graduated from Newport Central Catholic High School in 2000 and entered the Air Force in 2001.

After completing basic training in San Antonio, Tex., he was stationed at Minot Air Force Base.

He served as a fuels apprentice in the United Arab Emirates from January through May of this year.

On Nov. 28, 2001, he married Amanda "Mandy" Raleigh. The two have a 9-month-old son, Joshua.

His brother, Joshua Kauffman, preceded him in death.

Besides his wife and son, survivors include his mother and stepfather, Kathleen and Paul Kauffman of Newport; father and stepmother David and Ida Brummett of Newport; two sisters, Amy Baldwin of Covington and Kaitlyn Kauffman of Newport; a stepbrother, David Mueller of Newport; and grandparents, Mary Schultheis of Newport, Jean Brummett of Covington, and Paul and Dee Kauffman of Shiremanstown, Penn.

Visitation will be 9-10 a.m., Tuesday at Holy Spirit Parish Church, 825 Washington Ave., Newport. Funeral Mass will follow.

Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Fort Thomas.

Memorials may be made in any Fifth Third Bank for the Educational Fund of Joshua Brummett.

Cooper Funeral Home, Grants Lick, is serving the family.

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