In Memorial

Lawrence O. Kaplan

Date of Death: November 7th, 2021
4 Kislev 5782


Lawrence "Larry" Kaplan, beloved husband and best friend of the late Ruth Kaplan, happily married for 62 years; loving father of Arnold (Maria) Kaplan and Steve (Elizabeth) Kaplan; cherished grandpa of Cathy (Aaron) Sebag, Michael Kaplan, Lauren Shake, Marc, Max, Emily, Abby, Claire and Jack Kaplan; great-grandpa of Raphael Akiva and Ezra Yehuda Sebag; dear brother of Leah (the late Robert) Goldstein and the late Lyla Kaplan; beloved brother-in-law of Herb and Sheryl Rosenberg; devoted uncle to many. Chapel service Wednesday, November 10, 10:00 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment at Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research ( or the American Cancer Society ( For the link to view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, November 10th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service -Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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November 10th, 2021

My memories of Larry go back as far as I can remember- Ruthie was my mother's niece and Ruthie and Larry were my older cousins, old enough to be my parents. As a little girl, my mother would take me with her every year to Chicago to visit her sister, Ruthie's mom, Aunty Fay and our Chicago relatives. They were wonderful times, and Larry was always so welcoming - he would drive us downtown to go shopping at Marshal Fields, my mom's favorite department store. He would never complain when he had to wait around for my mom and her sisters. He would drive us to the airport and pick us up. Years later, my husband Steven and I would visit Ruthie and Larry in Florida. They would take us out for dinner and we would always fight over who would pay the bill! Larry used to get so mad when Steven would sneak over to the waiter and secretly pay! He always told us jokes, my favorite one being "goldberg". Each time he would tell it a bit differently and we would laugh our heads off! Ruthie and Larry had a wonderful, loving marriage and they certainly were a great example for us all. I have always had a special love for my Chicago relatives and I think of them often. Ruthie and Larry were great friends, wonderful cousins and just really great people. I feel truly lucky to have had them in my life.
All our love- Roslyn, Steven, Michael, Sam and Leanne.

~Roslyn and Steven
~cousins, Toronto, Canada

November 10th, 2021

What more can we say about a man who's kindness, good humor, and generosity defined him. We will miss Larry dearly, but our lives will forever be enriched by his memory. Our wish is that Larry and Ruthy's souls can now be re-united, and the 'forever newlyweds' are together again. May his memory be a blessing on all who were lucky enough to know him. Gina and Barry and family.

~barry papoff
~Cousin, Toronto


Yahrzeit Dates For Lawrence O. Kaplan

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
3rd of Kislev 578311/27/2022
3rd of Kislev 578411/16/2023
3rd of Kislev 578512/4/2024
3rd of Kislev 578611/23/2025
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