Lawrence Caplan
1939 - 2021
Lawrence (Larry) Caplan
February 24, 1939 - May 10, 2021
Larry passed away on May 10th, 2021 with his wife Allison by his side. He was born in New York, New York and spent early childhood years in Brooklyn and Staten Island. He is the oldest brother to Robert (Bob) Caplan of Falmouth, MA and Bette Meyerowich of Monroe, NJ.
He attended Ohio State University, "Once a Buckeye, always a Buckeye". Larry worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 30 years with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals and Novartis. After retiring, he became a successful independent consultant for other pharmaceutical companies.
Larry and Allison met in Los Angeles and were married 52 years. They have two daughters, Valerie Caplan and Melissa Austin (married to Mike Austin). Larry has 3 grandchildren, Hailey Austin, Trace Austin and Aaron Caplan. Larry loved his European vacations and cruising with Allison. The best of times were the Hawaiian vacations with the entire family. Larry loved golf and his golfing buddies at Contra Costa Country Club.
Animals were always a part of the household, especially the big dogs that lived out their lives, loved and cared for. Larry loved horses from his childhood days throughout his entire life. He passed along his love of horses to his daughters and enjoyed seeing them ride and care for their horses. Larry was an avid reader and sports trivia aficionado.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 27th from 2:00 to 5:00pm at Contra Costa Country Club
801 Golf Club Road in Pleasant Hill.

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Published by East Bay Times on Jun. 13, 2021.
Celebration of Life
2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Contra Costa Country Club
801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA
Sponsored by East Bay Times.
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Larry hired me as a Sandoz sales rep for what I thought would be my "1st" job after college. Thanks to Larry's tough, but affectionate, guidance, it turned into a 31 year career with Sandoz/Novartis. Larry was an inspiring example that you can succeed in life and business and still leave a mark of caring for others. My only regret in my relationship with Larry is that I should have gotten him the word that I owe him the career that enabled me to retire at 54 years old to care for aging parents and spare them, and the rest of my family, the heartbreak of nursing homes. Love ya Larry! -Bonnie
Bonnie Miller
June 26, 2021
Larry was funny, caring and at times could be a bit of a grump, but he was loved and cherished his family above all. I remember him when we met in 1973 during his Sandoz days and he was the same throughout the years. He would come out to the Delta and enjoy our boating adventures. My heart goes out to Allison and the family. He cared and loved all of them so much. RIP Captain Larry. Sue
Susan Dye
June 22, 2021
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