Kaplan – Steven. On Feb 9, 2020, age 79, of New York City died at home from complications associated with Parkinson's disease.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Steve brought passion, determination, fun and a wonderful sense of humor to all aspects of life – including business, piano, football, his many life-long friendships and most importantly, being a father. He did not let his disease define him and fought hard so he could make the most of his time with family and friends.
A graduate of Riverdale Country School, Yale University and Harvard Business School, he joined Lane
Bryant in 1964, where he rose to become President and a Director. After Lane Bryant, Steve embarked on various ventures in the flower industry until retiring due to his advancing Parkinson's symptoms.
Steve is survived by his beloved lifetime companion of 44 years, Brenda Johnson, two sons Michael and Nick, daughter-in-law Lauren (Nick), two granddaughters, Phoebe and Stella, sister Susan Diamond and sister-in-law Joan Kaplan.
A funeral will be held at Mt Carmel Cemetery, Tuesday Feb 11th at 11:00 AM, Queens, New York. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation
to support the fight against Parkinson's disease.
Published by New York Times from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2020.