In Remembrance of Walter Kaplen

Walter Kaplen

Walter Kaplen

Melrose Park, PA December 19, 1918 ~ February 14, 2014 Date of Service: February 16, 2014

Walter Kaplen, Melrose Park, PA, died Friday morning in Holy Redeemer Hospital Hospice.  His wife, the former Constance R. Rubin died in 2006.


Born in New Brunswick, NJ, son of the late Solomon and Pauline Cherkis Kaplen, he was a graduate of New York University and the Philadelphia College of Optometry.  A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II.

Surviving are his daughters Debbie Kaplen-Feller and husband Gadi, Israel; and Ruth Egel and husband Dr. James, KY; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers. 

Graveside services will be held Sunday at noon in the Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore, by Rabbi Daniel Swartz.  There will be no local shiva.


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Hal Krieger
Posts: 4
Reply #3 on : Thu May 29, 2014, 22:40:39
We REAP members miss Walter and Connie. Walter joined in 1988, 25 years!
Jim Martin
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Condolences on behalf of the Martin family
Reply #2 on : Sat February 15, 2014, 12:52:57
Walter was an exemplary man that I am glad to have known. He has lived a full life and touched the lives of many others in the process. The kindness he has shown me and the warmth of his company will not be forgotten. Peace be with him and Egel family.
Brad Sturgill
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Our prayers go out to you and your family
Reply #1 on : Sat February 15, 2014, 12:04:18
Egel Family,

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father/grandfather. Our prayers are that you find peace in God, memories and from each other.

We love you and wish you the best in this challenging time,
Brad, Ashley and Bentley Sturgill