NEW BEDFORD, MASS. – Gerald D. Kaplan died Jan. 12 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Siskind) Kaplan. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Samuel and Eva (Finkelstein) Kaplan, he had lived in Dartmouth for 64 years.
He was the co-owner of the former Kaplan’s Furniture and Wayside Furniture stores, retiring in 2008. Gerald was a graduate of Boston University. He was a former member of Tifereth Israel and past president of the former Temple Sinai in New Bedford. Gerald was also past Master of the Mason’s Wansutta Lodge and on the board of directors of Shawmut Bank.
He was the devoted father of Martin Kaplan of Dartmouth and Ellen Kaplan of Boston. He was the dear brother of the late Leonard and Irving Kaplan. He was the loving grandfather of Regina Kaplan of New York City.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.