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Bernard Kaplan of North Palm Beach, FL (formerly of Smithtown, NY) died peacefully on Monday March 18, 2013 at the age of 93. Beloved husband of the late Rhoda Kaplan. Loving father of Jill (Ira) Rakoff, Jack (Shirley) Kaplan; grandfather of Beryl Rakoff Narozny, the late Ross Rakoff, Paul (Michele) Kaplan and Lisa (Brian) Gitlin; surviving brother Theodore Kaplan and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his friend and 21 year companion, Muriel Kaplan. He lived his long life to the fullest, always maintaining his sense of humor. The Kaplan brothers were the early suburban developers of the small hamlet of Centereach, NY in the 1950s called Dawn Estates. Services Wednesday, March 20 at Star of David Cemetery and Funeral Chapel of the Palm Beaches, 9321 Memorial Park Road, West Palm Beach, FL. 561-627-2277 Donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104.
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Published in The Palm Beach Post from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2013