Edward M. Kaplan of Needham & West Falmouth, formerly of Newton on Monday, April 28, 2014. For 52 years, he was the beloved husband of Adele (Gang). Loving father of Andrea & Chris Green of Boxford and Leslie & Jimmy Gallant of Needham. Adored grandfather of Sarah, Ellie & John Green, and Madison & Matthew Gallant. Cherished son of Lillian (Kertzman) Kaplan of Dedham and the late Hyman Kaplan. Dear brother of Mark & Rosalind Kaplan of Wellesley and devoted uncle of Sharyn & Peter Chabot of Sharon, Allison & Gary Romantz of Sharon and Joel & Laura Kaplan of Washington, DC. Ed was a graduate of Boston Latin School in 1957, Bowdoin College in 1961 and he earned a Masters Degree from Northeastern in 1966. He began his career as a computer analyst at Sylvania in 1961. He then became an Administrator at Mass General Hospital in the mid 1960s, where he worked until his retirement on December 31, 2013, the last several years as the Financial Advisor for the Molecular Biology Laboratory. He was also an adjunct professor of computer sciences at Northeastern University and then became a full professor and advisor of computer information systems at Bentley College. Ed made many lifelong friendships from his school years, work and community. He loved spending time with friends and family, especially following the activities of his grandchildren. He enjoyed spending time on the Cape and Sunday dinners with his family and friends were a ong-standing tradition. Services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., Brookline on Wednesday, April 30 at 12:00 noon. Buria l in Sharon Memorial Park, 41 Dedham St., Sharon. Memorial observance immediately following the burial through 8:00pm and continuing on Thursday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm and on Friday from 12:00 noon to 4:00pm at the home of Leslie & Jimmy Gallant. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in Eds memory may be made to the Thoracic Oncology Research Fund (checks payable to MGH), c/o MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Suite 1310, Boston, MA 02114, or the Good Shepherd Community Care Hospice, 90 Wells Ave., Newton, MA 02459. Levine Chapels, Brookline, 617-277-8300. www.levinechapel.com
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Published in Falmouth Bulletin from Apr. 29 to May 6, 2014