Robert Howard Kaplan

July 19, 1943January 1, 2021

Bob Kaplan passed away on January 1, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV.

Bob was born on July 19, 1943 in Trenton, NJ. He was predeceased by his wife, Signe Johnson. He was a longtime friend of Bill W. Due to the Covid19 pandemic Bob’s memorial is postponed. In lieu of flowers, in Bob’s memory, please make donations to Three Square ( King David Memorial Chapel handled the arrangements.


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Bonnie Pelton

February 19, 2021

Bob was a one of a kind guy! Helped a lot of people and didn’t tell anyone. He loved life and a strong personality . I remember him in LA at the noon meetings . Always liked his shares so real. He will be missed soar with the Angels Bob
Love ya Bonnie

Ann Tarver

January 20, 2021

I met Bob when shopping for a roof for my house. After hiring his company to do the job, I learned he was a friend of Bill W (so am I). I was impressed that Bob did not break his anonymity, and neither did I, when we negotiated.
Bob came through for me on two other occasions when I asked. Wish I had asked oftener. Rest in peace, my friend

Snjezana Lubura

January 12, 2021

Bob, you will never truly gone , your spirit will live on in our memories! We cherish the wonderful times we shared for years ! Jana + Monika ♥️

Ron Cukier

January 11, 2021

Bob Kaplan. One of a kind. Bob was my AA sponsor since 8-31-85. Not only sponsor-sponsee. We were friends . Two totally different souls that loved each other unconditionally.
I will never forget what Bob did for me in my lifetime ....he was one of the giants .
I will miss knowing that he will not always be there if needed anymore.
Rest In Peace Bob...

Dorothy mcmillion

January 7, 2021

I've known Bob 4 / twenty years now very special very nice very loving man playing Dominos my husband and I love Bob very much and we're going to miss you your friends from La at the shop mr. And mrs. Terry

Yolanda Pacheco

January 7, 2021

My Sponsor. My best friend. I miss you and Love you so very much. Thank you for believing in me when i couldnt. You always told me that when i was hurting or in trouble, to "STAND TALL" and i would tell you that im only 4'9" !!!
Bob, im on my tip toes, trying to find comfort knowing your having dinner with Signe.
Natalie, im so sorry for your loss babygirl. Sending you hugs and peace

Jim Burch

January 7, 2021

Bob was the best. Always returned phone calls and did what he said he would do. He helped innumerable people including me.

Nick Carter

January 7, 2021

My Memories of Bob Kaplan are pretty special he was a great story teller and very educational I learned a lot bob helped me a lot in times that I needed we also talked about Signe who live was was taken away I called bob every day to check on him and said I would drive him around if needed so we would go to lunch together or a group of us would go to Bob's favorite pizza place on Friday night and go to breakfast at el-cortez Sunday mornings I miss bob a lot rest in peace my brother he was fun to be around How ever I will continue to go to meetings and stay sober bob was my as sponsor and that what he would want

Ralph Witkin

January 6, 2021

I'd known Bob for well over thirty years. We first met when we were both living in the Los Angeles area and would spend a lot of time together mostly doing volunteer work. For several years, I was a part of a special Wednesday lunch that Bob was a regular at. He and Signe moved to Vegas about a year before my wife and I did. I was very delighted that they were living nearby and we would spend some time together. Later my wife and Signe became close friends.
What I've found to be amazing is that Bob and I never had a personal dispute with each other in all the years -- I've had my share with other people and he had more than his share, but we always got along with each other. I may not have agreed with every part of his life, but always respected his level of commitment and knew he was someone I could always count on "no matter what".
We'd usually get together about three times a week, often with other people for breakfast or dinner and I always looked forward to those times and will miss them now. Bob and I had a special "anniversary" that we'd share/celebrate together every year since the 1980's -- it will be very sad to do so later this week without him.
There will be something missing from my life now, and I'll have to learn to deal with it.

Natalie Dick

January 6, 2021

My dad was my hero he is everything to me I miss him so much we will meet again dad I love you ❤️ forever may you be my angel forever see you again your bubba