Sugarman Sinai Memorial Chapel

458 Hope Street, Providence, RI


Stanley Kaplan

March 21, 1929June 25, 2020

Stanley S. Kaplan, age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 25, 2020 in Hope Health. He was the loving husband of Arlene (Rosen) Kaplan for sixty years. Born in Providence, a son of the late Nathan and Ida (Goldstein) Kaplan, he was a lifelong resident of the city. A graduate of Hope High School, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Bryant College. A Veteran of the United States Army Special Forces, he served during the Korean War and was stationed in Japan, where he often served as a Jewish chaplain. In addition to owning and operating Micro-Brush Hand Cleaning Company in Providence, he worked as a Regional Manager at General Cigar for over forty years. He won several sales awards during his career, which led to some exciting trips. Mr. Kaplan was passionate about history and enjoyed keeping up with politics. He was also a Freemason. An avid runner, he was an all-star track and field athlete while at Hope High School. A truly compassionate man, his favorite times spent were with his wife and family. He was a former member of Mishkon Tfiloh, and most recently, Congregation Beth Sholom. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Melissa Katz and her husband Phillip of Concord, MA; Idelle Kursman and her husband Michael of Rockaway, NJ; and Hillary Kaplan and her partner Michael Andrews; four grandchildren, Noah, Sarah, Benjamin and Kaleb; and one niece and three nephews. He was the brother of the late Irving Kaplan and Estelle Cohen. Due to current restrictions on public gatherings, his funeral services will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel, Providence, RI. Contributions in his honor may be made to Hope Health, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904.


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Jessica Evans (Cohen)

July 7, 2020

Great Uncle Stanley was kind and generous and always telling us stories about our family. I remember him also always having something in his pocket for us kids when we were little - a candy or a quarter. I also remember Stanley coming to Thanksgiving with his own paper plates and dessert because even though the rest of the family didn't keep kosher, he found a way to join us for time together on the holiday :)

joanne clukey

June 29, 2020

Mr Kaplan was a kind, dear man who will be sorely missed in this world.

James Rogers

June 29, 2020

For over 50 years I had a cigar store in Fall River, MA. Many times, Stan, would come into my store with the latest White Owl promotions. I always enjoyed talking with him. A name from my past but I still remember him and his kindness.
My condolences to you and your family.
Jim Rogers
Fall River, Ma

Stephen Brainard

June 29, 2020

We are thankful for his service to our country.

Mark Cohen

June 29, 2020

Great Uncle Stanley was always very kind to me. He always took the time to tell me stories about growing up with my Grandma Estelle and their brother Irving and also about when my father and Uncle Steve were kids. Your kindness and gentle spirit will be missed.

Avis Gunther-Rosenberg

June 29, 2020

I am so very sorry to read about Stanley's passing. Alan and I are thinking of you and wish we could be there in person to give you a hug. I remember the wonderful family gatherings when I was a little girl. Seems like a lifetime away sometimes and seems like just months other times. Sending love.

Linda Levitt

June 29, 2020

Stanley was a kind, soft spoken and sweet man. Being with him and Arlene still give me fond memories of my childhood. I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful man.
Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet

Patricia Roberge-McWilliams

June 28, 2020

To the Kaplan Family:
I remember Stanley Kaplan when I was the dental assistant at his brother Dr. Irvings office on Adelaide Avenue. I also remember their dear parents.
So many years ago, with so many cherished memories of the Kaplan brothers. May Stanley Rest In Peace.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
Patricia Roberge-McWilliams

Benjamin Kursman

June 28, 2020

Grandpa Honey you were the best grandfather anyone can ask for love you and miss you already

Hillary Kaplan

June 28, 2020

I miss and love you so much. You were the best daddy