Ronnie Kaplan Smith

January 24, 1946March 12, 2018

Born in the Bronx in 1946, Ronnie Kaplan Smith, made Stamford her home for over half a century. She met her husband, George, while both worked for House O' Weenies in Queens and were soon married with the vow of "AMLAML - All my love All my life".

Ronnie opened Camera Wholesalers of Stamford, one of the largest camera stores on the East Coast, in 1976 and ran the establishment for 40 years before retiring. She never refused a donation request and strongly supported local children's and homeless causes. Ronnie was an avid reader. When she wasn't at the store, you'd rarely find her nose outside the pages of a novel. Although she was quiet, Ronnie sang with the award winning Yankee Maids and wasn't timid about embarking on travel adventures having been to dozens of countries in every continent except Antarctica.

Most of all, Ronnie was always there with a kind word and helping hand for her friends and family. She will be greatly missed and always be loved.

Ronnie is survived by her son Jason, his wife Thea and the family dogs Blaze, Indiana Bones, and Easkka


16 March


11:00 a.m.

Long Ridge Union Cemetery

156 Erskine Road
Stamford, Connecticut


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Jeannie Stolting

March 15, 2018

I first met Ronnie when she joined the Yankee Maid Chorus. She sang lead and so did I. I got to know her even better when she joined the book club several of us from the chorus belonged to. We always had a wonderful time when it was her turn to host the club. She was a warm and caring person and I am so said to hear of her passing.