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Obituary - DR. HARRY J. KAPLAN


January 12, 2018

Dr. Barry J. Kaplan, age 67, of Sorrento, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2017, at his residence. A native of Atlantic City, New Jersey, he was born on April 3, 1950, to the late Harold Kaplan and Lenore Vilensky Kaplan. Dr. Kaplan graduated from Penn State University and served in United States Navy. He lived in Houston before relocating to Central Florida. In Orlando, the family was involved in theatre and were members of Congregation of Reform Judaism. On June 23, 2002, in Houston, he married the former Arielle Benjamin, his wife of nearly 17 years, who survives him.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Kaplan is survived by his sons, Raleigh and Levi; and his daughter, Layla.

A memorial service for Dr. Barry J. Kaplan was held at Congregation of Reform Judaism with Cantor Jacqueline Rawiszer officiating. The family requests memorial contributions to the Cantor’s Discretionary Fund and the Cultural Arts Fund at Congregation of Reform Judaism, 928 Malone Drive, Orlando 32810. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 640 Lee Road, Orlando 32810. 407-599-1180.


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