Henry Kaplan

October 31, 1931June 1, 2021

Henry Kaplan – of Peabody, son of the late Ida (Neiman) and George Kaplan, died peacefully at home with his wife by his side on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Leona Kaplan with whom he shared 66 wonderful years of marriage. Left to cherish his memory are his daughters Jenny Roney and Phyllis Levine (Arthur), his daughter-in-law Robyn Kaplan, and grandchildren Heather Roney, Spencer Roney, Samuel Levine (fiancé Sarah Semel), Leah Zwemke (fiancé Eric Heath), Becah Kaplan, Noah Kaplan, and Kaleb Kaplan. Henry was predeceased by his son George Kaplan, granddaughter Suzannah Levine, his brothers Sumner Kaplan (Shirley) and Leonard Kaplan (Marion) and his son-in-law Brian Roney.

Henry grew up in Cambridge, MA and graduated from Rindge Technical School and Northeastern University. He raised his family in Peabody, MA spending the majority of his free time at Temple Ner Tamid where he was president during the synagogue’s early years. Henry worked for 50 years as a heating and cooling engineer with both Portland Pipe and Metropolitan Pipe and Fitting.

In addition to golf and travel, he loved cooking special dishes for his family and friends (his apple pie was his grandchildren’s favorite). Henry also enjoyed time in his woodworking shop where he made furniture for all the grandchildren.

He cherished his time spent with family, friends, and respected colleagues.

A funeral service for Henry will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at 9:00AM at Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St, Peabody, MA 01960 with interment at Roxbury Mutual Cemetery, 19 Washington Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Shiva will be held at the family residence, Brooksby Village, following services on Friday from 1:00-5:00 PM and will continue Sunday and Monday, June 6th and 7th from 1:00-5:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Henry’s memory to Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960 or to a charity of your choice.


  • Temple Ner Tamid


  • Temple Funeral Service

    Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Shiva

    Friday, June 4, 2021

  • Shiva

    Sunday, June 6, 2021

  • Shiva

    Monday, June 7, 2021


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Eva Melanson

June 9, 2021

Leona & family,
I felt terrible when Dotty told me yesterday of Henry's passing. May he rest in peace.
Cookie Melanson

Richard Eisner

June 4, 2021


I am so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. I could tell he wasn't feeling well at his last visit.
He has always been a very kind and positive person, because of that, it was a joy to care for him.
He will be missed.
Our prayers will be with you and your family.

Rich Eisner

Sharyn Solomon

June 3, 2021

I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Henry. I remember him so well as a loving grandfather at all of Noah's and Becah's preschool events at TNT Nursery School. He and Leona couldn't have been nicer to me and my dad throughout the years as members of Temple Ner Tamid. My thoughts are with Leona, Robyn, Becah, Noah and your family at this difficult time. Fondly, Sharyn Solomon

Alice Ossoff

June 3, 2021

Leona and family,
My thoughts are with you at this time. Henry will be remembered by me with much fondness.
Affectionately ,

Alan and Marlene Rubin

June 3, 2021

In the short time that we have come to know Henry he won a place in our hearts. He was such a fine man with his caring ways and sense of humor. Our hearts go out to Leona and his family at this sad time. We will cherish his memory always.