In Memorial

Alan M. Caplan

Date of Death: January 3rd, 2022
1 Shevat 5782


Alan M. Caplan, 69; beloved husband for 47 years of Patti nee Faber; loving father of Samuel (Sarah), Benjamin (Nanci), and Joseph (Amy); adoring Zayde of Jack, Dani, Ashley, Sofia, Henry, and Nathan; dear brother of Susan Caplan and Judi (Sherwood) Blitstein; devoted son of the late Robert and Janyce; cherished son-in-law of the late Sherman and Harriet Faber; treasured brother-in-law, uncle, and friend of many. Devoted to his family and dedicated to furthering Jewish education for future generations of children. Chapel service Wednesday, 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. Masks required to attend service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Moriah Congregation, Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, and Camp Ramah in Wisconsin. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view the service: (847) 255-3520 or

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, January 5th at 12:15 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service - Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

Masks required to attend service

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Alan M. Caplan

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Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Caplan Residence
642 Judson
Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Vaccinations and Masks required

Traditional Shiva:
Wednesday 4:30-8:00 PM, Thursday 3:00-5:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM,
Friday 12:00-2:30 PM, Saturday 6:00-8:00 PM,
Sunday & Monday 3:00-5:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM

Minyan on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday at 6:30 PM

Shiva Coordinators:
Lori Kramer & Deanna Abrams

Moriah Congregation

Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago

Camp Ramah In Wisconsin

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Guest Book & Memories

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January 5th, 2022

Patti and family,
We are at a loss of words. Alan was bigger than life. We are thinking of you all and may his memory be for a blessing.

~Nan and Marc Fine
~Friend, Deerfield, IL.

January 5th, 2022

Dear Patti and Entire Caplan Family,

We were very sad to learn of Alan's passing. We have fond memories of spending time together in Shul, at Ramah, Schechter, Ravinia, and other places, most recently enjoying a wonderful time with you when we were back in Chicago in June.

We will miss him. May his memory always be a blessing.

Much love always,

Becky and Michael

~Rebecca Bier & Michael Bier
~Friends, New Jersey

January 5th, 2022

When I think of extended family events (weddings, bar Mitzvahs, etc.) my memories seem to always include Alan (and Patty). This new normal will take some time to acclimate to. A good man, a true Mensch, our lives were all enriched by the limited times we were able to spend together. May his memory be a blessing.
Matt, Lisa, Zeke, & Iris Webber

~Webber Family
~cousin, Louisville, CO

January 5th, 2022

I worked with Alan at a CPA firm in my last year of law school and for a while thereafter. I found out that he was in the high school class at Mather I would have graduated with if I had stayed there. Alan taught me alot about taxes. He also taught me how to do real estate closings. I had to buy him lunch! He will be missed.

~Marty Blumenthal
~friend, Highland Park

January 5th, 2022

We are deeply saddened by your/our loss of Alan. He was truly a blessing to all, especially the Jewish educational community. May the All Merciful comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
David & Judy Weiss

~David and Judy Weiss
~friend, Highland Park, Il.

January 5th, 2022

We are sorry for your loss. We loved Alan. Our thoughts are with you and hang in there. Bill and Larry

~Bill and Larry Anspach
~Friend, LAS VEGAS

January 4th, 2022

Patti, Susan, Judi and the family, my deepest condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of spending Passover with your family many years ago. You have a welcoming and very special family. May Alan's memory be a blessing.

~Paula Bermont
~, Chicago

January 4th, 2022

Patti, please accept my sincere condolences. Having just lost my own Alan 2 months ago I am well aware of the pain and sadness you are experiencing. My last meeting with your Alan was on November 10 and yesterday I emailed him. I am shocked and saddened by his passing. Please take care of yourself and your family during this most difficult time.

~Sharon Rosen

January 3rd, 2022

We have the warmest memories of the Candyman seated behind us at Moriah. To Patti and the family, our most sincere condolences. Alan was a wonderful guy and will be sorely missed - may his memory be a blessing.

~Sara and Robert Sturtz

January 3rd, 2022

Please know you are in our hearts and thoughts. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

~Jan and Ralph Katz
~Friends, Deerfield


Yahrzeit Dates For Alan M. Caplan

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
1st of Shevat 57831/23/2023
1st of Shevat 57841/11/2024
1st of Shevat 57851/30/2025
1st of Shevat 57861/19/2026
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