David J. Kaplan

February 2, 1922August 28, 2013

David J. Kaplan, of Peabody, formerly of Newton and Manchester by the Sea on Wednesday, August 28, 20l3. For 63 years the beloved husband of Sylvia (Grossman). Devoted father of Peter Kaplan & his wife Lisa and the late Dr. Charles L. “Chuck’ Kaplan and his surviving wife Susan M. Kaplan. Loving grandfather of seven and great grandfather of six. Devoted brother-in-law of Joan and Nelson Stone and loving uncle to their children. He was a WWII Veteran and served in the South Pacific. Dr. Kaplan earned his BA and M.Ed at Harvard University and was a Professor at Babson College where he co-founded their international graduate programs. Upon his retirement in l983, he and his wife established the “North Hill Antiques” in Essex, retiring in 2007 to Brooksby Village. Graveside services are private. Memorial observance at his late residence today (Friday) from 5:00-8:00pm. Please omit flowers. Remembrances would be appreciated to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Rd., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.


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March 28, 2014

Sylvia, I hope it's not too late for you to receive my sympathy. I just learned today of David's death after I came across a newspaper picture of your parents at a retirement party for Patrick Byrnes. You know I have had the highest respect for both David and you, cared deeply for your sons and enjoyed the friendship we had. Know that I send you comfort in your loss. I will mail this newspaper photo to you. My mother passed away just two weeks before David and I am still in the process of going through years of things she saved from three generations, sending them on to family members to share with their families. Andrea Martin, North Easton, MA

daryl roberts

October 16, 2013

I love you papa you are the best grand father in the world I will never forget all the life lessons that you have taught me and all your wisdom I will never forget you and all the memorys that I will cherish forever I love you so much your grand son Daryl

Penny Marenge

September 1, 2013

It was an honor to walk with and share in the journey with David and Sylvia during his stay at Brooksby Always offering great words of advice.

Ziggy Wolicki

August 31, 2013

My Deepest Sympathy to The Mr.D.Kaplan Family.