Milton Caplan
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CAPLAN MILTON I. Milton I. Caplan of Hamden, died on October 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer, his family at his bedside. Milton was born on August 12, 1933 in New Haven, CT, the son of the late Morris Caplan and Diana (Weissman) Caplan Guttman. He graduated Hillhouse High School, 1951, Yale, 1955 and the University of Connecticut Law School, 1958. He was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 1965. Milton practiced law for more than 40 years in New Haven and was pleased that his practice is now led by his long time friend and partner, Geoffrey A. Hecht. He taught his family the importance of public service and civic engagement over many decades. He served in the Connecticut General Assembly between 1967-1971 as a member of the Judiciary Committee. Milton was active in local politics and community organizations and served on various corporate and non-profit boards. He was a long time and active member of Temple Beth Sholom in Hamden. After his retirement, Milton remained an avid reader and served as a literacy volunteer in the New Haven school system. Milton took up photography in high school, and it became a lifelong avocation. His pictures chronicle the lives of his family and friends as well as his love of travel, fishing and the outdoors. Milton was survived by wife of 57 years, Patricia (Stein) Caplan, his brother Lawrence E. Caplan (Helene), and three children, Deborah L. Caplan (John Heine), Mark A. Caplan (Linda) and David O. Caplan (Rose Joseph). He was blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren: Deanna Heine, Matthew, Hannah and Leah Caplan, and Jay, Reena and Thea Caplan. Milton was also survived by his in-laws and longtime travel companions, Stanley and Barbara Stein and many nieces and nephews. His family would like to thank Milton's friends and caregivers for their support during his illness. Funeral Services at Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden, SUNDAY morning (TODAY) at 9:30 o'clock with Interment Services to follow at Beth Sholom Cemetery, Alling St., Hamden. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Milton's memory to the Israel Bond Fund or the Isaiah Fund (to feed the hungry) at Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517. A Period of Mourning will be observed at the home of Mark & Linda Caplan, 35 Laurelwood Dr., Wallingford, Sunday 2p.m.-5p.m. & 6p.m.-8p.m., Monday, 2p.m.-5p.m. & 6p.m. - 8p.m. Funeral arrangements in care of Robert E. Shure Funeral Home, New Haven.

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Published in The New Haven Register from Oct. 19 to Oct. 20, 2013.
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October 25, 2013
I am so saddened to hear of Milt's passing. All my best to you, Patti, at your great great loss. May Milt rest in peace as so deserved.
Lynne Shapiro
October 22, 2013
Our hearfelt sympathies from here in Northwest. Milton was always very kind to our family and will be missed by all

Paul and Cathy Heine
October 21, 2013
Please extend my heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. It was an honor to speak with all of you. Prayers for peace.
Maryann Trocchio RN
October 21, 2013
So sorry to hear of Milton's passing. Such a "gentle man", who will indeed be missed by so many. He just always made you feel welcomed! May your memories keep you smiling.
Ralph and Marianne Castellon
Marianne Castellon
October 21, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Martin friedler
October 20, 2013
My deepest sympathy . I just found out of Mickey's passing. I am so very sorry .
Roz Katz
October 20, 2013
We are so sad. He will be missed terribly. He was a great friend and a great man

Our sincere condolences to the whole Capalan Family.

Kathy, Steve, Kim and Brian
October 20, 2013
I knew Mickey from elementary through high school besides both growing up on the same block in Westville. On my rare visits back to New Haven I always had good chat with Mickey. He was my link with the past. I miss him already. He was a good friend and a good man. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. Edward Thomson
Edward Thomson
October 20, 2013
Sorry we cannot express our sympathies to you personally. We were very saddened to hear of Mr. Caplan's passing. How honored we were to have known him for so long and enjoyed his outlook on life. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Dave & Margo DeFelice
October 20, 2013
Mrs Caplan my deepest sympathy on the loss of ur husband and a very special person to me. I am blessed to have known him and you. You and your family are in my prayers ans please let me know if you need anything you have my number. Love you and will miss him so much
patti sweat
October 20, 2013
Mickey was a great guy and friend. We will miss him. We appreciate everything he did for our family. We are so sorry. You are in our thoughts.

Sincerely , Guiosky family
John, Katy,Larry, and John jr Guiosky
October 20, 2013
I was so sad to hear of Milton's passing.I grew up on Emerson St. in Westville and was a friend of Milt"s when we were young.Please extend my sympathy to the entire family.
Linda Burns Couden
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