March 30, 1922August 2, 2018

Paul Kaplan passed away peacefully on August 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Seattle on March 30, 1922 and attended Garfield High School. He served in WWII as a bomber pilot stationed in Italy. When he returned he married the love of his life, his darling Annette and they were married 65 years. They raised 3 daughters, Sandy (Stuart), Paula (John) and Lynn (Scott). They had 6 grandchildren, Shawn (Amal), Aaron, Rachel (Matt), Michele (Jason), Matthew and Adam. They also had 5 great grandchildren. Summers were spent on Camano Island at Juniper Beach where all have fond memories.

Paul started his career at Brenner Brothers Bakery where he sold and delivered bread for 7 years. Subsequently, he purchased his own grocery store in the Wallingford area and maintained that location for over 20 years. He then worked part time at Hagen’s grocery for about 8 years before retirement.

Donations to NW Kidney Center at 700 Broadway, Seattle 98122; Carolyn Kline Galland Home; or City of Hope are appreciated.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Graveside Service Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Reception Sunday, August 5, 2018


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November 2, 2018

I remember Paul from J&P, the quintessential corner grocery store in Wallingford one block from where I grew up in the 1960's. Whenever I pass by 37th & Wallingford I think of him. He was always the nicest guy in the world, looking out for the kids in the neighborhood. Never knew he was a bomber pilot! I'm sure he was too good a soul to brag, and probably figured it was just something he had to do for his country.

So happy to hear he had his time on Camano Island.