Elaine (Tarlin) Kaplan

Obituary Condolences

Lifelong resident of Brookline on Sunday, December 9, 2007. Devoted and loving wife for 52 years of Howard H. Kaplan of Brookline. Inspirational mother to Linda Kaplan Johnson & her husband Bill of Carmel, IN, Karen Kaplan Bruner, & her husband Ben of St. Petersburg, FL, Alan Kaplan of Brookline, and Nancy Kaplan Corbett & her husband Jim of Newburyport. Cherished grandmother of Hannah, Matthew, Chandler, Sam, Dylan, Harrison and Polly. Beloved baby sister of Robert Tarlin & his wife Betty of Newburyport, Norman Tarlin & his wife Sarafay of Mashpee, and Harriet Crafts & her husband Lenny of Lexington. Elaine was a life-long educator of Special Needs children in the Boston Public Schools before she began her courageous battle against a brain tumor, which she fought valiantly for 17 years. Services will he held at The Levine Chapel, 470 Harvard Street, BROOKLINE, on Tuesday, December 11 at 12 noon. Burial in Sharon Memorial Park, Sharon. Memorial observance Tuesday from 5-9 PM, at the Village Smokehouse in Brookline and Wednesday, 5-9 PM, at the home of Alan Kaplan. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Ste. 146, Des Plaines, IL 60018-4110. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300
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