Co-owner Ymittos Candle Manufacturing Co., in Lowell, MA; 67
BROOKLINE, NH -- Michael Kaplan, 67, resident of Brookline, NH died on May 24, 2014 at his home.
He was born in Jersey City, NJ on October 13, 1946, a son of Nicholas and Veronica (Parasich) Kaplan. Michael earned his Associate's degree from the Academy of Aeronautics in New York and his Bachelor's degree in business from the University of New Hampshire.
He made his home in Brookline for the past 36 years and formerly lived in Milford.
Michael was most recently co-owner of Ymittos Candle Manufacturing Company, Lowell, MA, which was originally established in 1910. He was a candle craftsman and provided custom made candles for multiple movie studios for several films including Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lone Ranger, Lincoln, and for various television specials including the John Adams series, and for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Michael's aeronautical career was highlighted by his engineering work on the 1968 lunar landing module for Grumman Aerospace. His name, along with the other engineers, is inscribed on a piece of the module that remains on the moon.
He was an avid history buff and especially loved 18th Century American History. In addition, he was a longtime member of 10th Regiment of Foot, a British reenactment organization and also fashioned women's wigs for 18th century events.
Michael is survived by his wife of 44 years, Julia (Flintosh) Kaplan of Brookline; his twin brother, Nicholas Kaplan and his wife, Janet, of Sykesville, MD; several cousins, nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.
KAPLAN -- Visiting hours are on Wednesday, May 28th from 5:00-8:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. Private burial services will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Brookline Emergency Management, 3 Post Office Drive, Brookline, NH 03033. Arrangements are in the care of Smith& Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com