Leonard Kaplan

September 27, 1930March 13, 2019

Leonard Kaplan, September 27, 1930-March 13, 2019; passed away in Boca Raton, Florida on March 13, 2019. Mr. Kaplan was the beloved husband of Norma (Krasner) Kaplan; the dear father of Betsy Kaplan Cytron (Ron), Andy Kaplan, and Michael Kaplan (Lorie); and the loving Zayde of Jess Cytron (Mat), Melanie Cytron, Jacob Cytron, and Grant Kaplan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Nettie; his in-laws, Louis and Pauline Krasner; and his brother Paul. He had many cousins and wonderful friends. Mr. Kaplan was a generous contributor to numerous charities, and was especially fond of Jewish causes. He was widely admired for his work in the lumber business founded by his grandfather, and land development businesses which created affordable family housing in the St. Louis area.

A graveside service will be held at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol, 9125 Ladue Road, on Friday, March 15 at 2:00 pm. Memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Shiva will be held at the family home.


  • Graveside Service Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Shiva Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Shiva Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Shiva Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Shiva Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Shiva Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Leonard Kaplan

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Marylee Schmidt

March 16, 2019

Remembering him and his pleasant smile in our school days as a member of the Class of '48 at St. Charles High School and his response to some of our reunion invitations.

Todd Emert

March 14, 2019

I will never forget the generosity that Mr Kaplan had always offering a helping hand with a smile .
Just a giant teddy bear with a heart of gold. Sending my love to the Kaplan family during these difficult times.
Todd Emert