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August 23, 1930 - November 21, 2017 Regretfully, and with the heaviest of hearts, we honor the passing as well as the life of Howard A. Kaplan, husband of Dusty Kaplan for 60 unimaginably happy and loving years; father to Robin, Todd and Sunny Kaplan; father-in-law to Peter Kristensen; grandfather to the beautiful Chloe and Mia Kristensen; son of Sadelle and Jack Kaplan; and brother to the recently-deceased Marvin Kaplan. Howard graduated from UCLA law school in 1955 and went on to practice personal injury law for over 60 years achieving the highest level of results for his clients, whom he served with the utmost dedication. He was highly motivated and persistent-never giving up, never giving in and never looking back. Howard's love of Asian art allowed him to combine his ability as a collector and an international dealer under the name of the "Jade Collector" specializing in Jade-referred to by the Chinese as "the stone of heaven and immortality." Larger than life, Howard was handsome, charming, witty, kind, and a loyal friend. A lover of classic cars and animals, especially parrots and macaws, he was never without a feathered friend perched on his shoulder while relaxing at home. Howard's time on Earth was well spent. Hopefully, his spirited enthusiasm for life will have been contagious, forever lingering on. He was one of a kind, and one in a million.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 5, 2018
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