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Sidney D. Caplan


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Sidney D. Caplan Obituary
Sidney D. Caplan, Age 96, died peacefully at St. Patricks Manor surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Born in Stoughton, MA he was the husband of Natalie (Fluke) Caplan for 70 years. A resident of Framingham MA since 1955, Mr. Caplan was the owner for 28 years of the Pinefield Pharmacy in Saxonville. He was a graduate of Boston Latin School and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He also served as a medic in World War II attached to the 45th Infantry of the 2nd Chemical Battalion. He took part in three amphibious invasions and seven battles in North Africa, France and Italy receiving three Silver Stars and numerous other medals. His Division helped liberate the Dachau Concentration Camp. Mr. Caplan is a past member of Temple Beth Shalom in Framingham, Jewish War Veterans, Ro Pi Phi Fraternity, The Masonic Perfection Lodge of Framingham. In addition to his wife, he leaves a son; Dr. Arthur Caplan of New York City, NY, a daughter-in-law Meg Brennan Caplan, and two daughters, Sheila (Caplan) Zaik of Chandler, AZ and Debra Caplan of Chandler, AZ. He has three grandchildren, Zachary Caplan of Philadelphia, Rachel Zaik Bollig of Chandler AZ and David Zaik of Chandler AZ. Mr. Caplan was the son of the late Abraham Caplan and Rose Katz Berg and the brother of the late Nathan Caplan and the late Sally (Caplan) Lev. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, cooking, gardening, and travel and being active in community affairs. A private graveside funeral will be held at the Sharon Memorial Park. Shiva will be observed on Thursday from 3-7pm and Friday from 2-6pm at Carmel Terrace, 933 Central St., Framingham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the , 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or to The , 20 Speen St. Framingham MA 01701. Levine Chapels, Brookline, 617-277-8300, www.levine chapel.com.
Published in MetroWest Daily News on Sept. 22, 2016
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