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Ruth Kapner

PEABODY, MASS. - Ruth Kapner, age 91, formerly of Poughkeepsie, passed away August 7, 2014 at her home in Brooksby Village in Peabody, MA.

Mrs. Kapner was born February 13, 1923 in the Bronx, NY to Morris and Tillie Schwartz. She graduated from Walton High School in the Bronx. At a height of 5 foot 10 inches, Mrs. Kapner was a founding member of the Stratoliners Tall People's Club (now the Tall Club of New York).There she met her husband of 62 years, Howard Kapner, who predeceased her in 2009.

Mrs. Kapner worked many years at Evans Elementary School in Wappingers Falls, NY. She was also active in the Vassar Temple Sisterhood and she volunteered for a number of charitable organizations.

Mrs. Kapner is survived by her sons, Mark Kapner (Michel Munguia) of Austin, TX, and Bruce Kapner of Yarmouth, ME, by her grandchildren, Aaron Kapner, Sam and Laura Kapner, niece Ellie Johnson (Brian), Dick Levine (Rachel), Arthur Krugman and Frank Krugman (Carol) and several grand nieces and nephews. Mrs. Kapner also leaves behind many dear friends at Brooksby Village and Poughkeepsie.

A funeral service will be held at Vassar Temple, 140 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie, on Sunday, August 10 at 10 AM.

In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to the Brooksby Village Philanthropy Office, 200 Brooksby Village Dr., Peabody, Mass. 01960.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wm. G. Miller & Son FH, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at


Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Aug. 9, 2014
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