LOUISE J. KAPLAN

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KAPLAN--Dr. Louise J., died of pancreatic cancer on Monday, January 9th at Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Kaplan was a world-renowned psychoanalyst, author and lecturer, mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many. She lived in Greenwich Village for 50 years, many of them shared with her late husband, psychoanalyst Dr. Donald M. Kaplan, who passed away in 1994. In 1963, Louise edited The Domesday Dictionary, a pioneering collaboration between Donald and poet/ scholar Armand Schwerner. Louise graduated from Brooklyn College and earned a Ph.D. from New York University. A protege of Dr. Margaret Mahler, Louise played a key role in the Child Study Center at NYU. Dr. Kaplan published several books, including Oneness & Separateness, Female Perversions, No Voice is Ever Wholly Lost, and her most recent work, Cultures of Fetishism. Survived by her daughter, Ann E. Kaplan, and son, David A. Kaplan, as well as her grand-daughters Ariel (from Ann) and Marae (from David). Louise's immediate family includes her brother-in-law, Dr. Harvey Kaplan, daughter-in-law, Elaine Lacognata Kaplan, and niece, Caroline Kaplan. A gathering will be held on Sunday, January 22nd from 1-4pm. Contact Ann or David for details. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family wishes that donations be sent to the Children's Museum of the Arts, www.cmany.org, where Louise's son is executive director.

Published in The New York Times on Jan. 13, 2012
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