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In Loving Memory of

Alvin Kaplan

December 23rd, 2023


Alvin Kaplan, age 91, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Morton Grove; beloved husband and best friend for 70 years of Claire Kaplan, nee Chervony; loving father of Brian (Diane Lesniac) Kaplan, Lenny (Mindy) Kaplan, and the late Phyllis (Doug) Colby; dear father-in-law of Michelle Casolaro; adored Zadie of Marisa (Eric) Babbitt, Beth (Evan) Magdovitz, Jeff Kaplan, Danielle (David) Kogan, Jason Colby, Brett (fiancée Lauren Less) Kaplan, and Carly (fiancé Jason Chase) Kaplan; proud great grandfather of Aiden, Maren, Toby, Brooke, Dylan, and Mia; devoted son of the late Philip and the late Sarah Kaplan; cherished brother of the late Harriet Kaz; treasured brother-in-law, uncle, and friend to many. Alvin’s family meant everything to him, and he will be missed by all. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 26th, 12 Noon ET, at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel, 5808 W. Atlantic Avenue, Delray, Florida. Graveside service Thursday, December 28th, 3:00 p.m. CT at Shalom Memorial Park, Rand & Wilke Rds, Arlington Heights, IL. The memorial service and the graveside service will be livestreamed on Alvin’s webpage at In lieu of flowers, contributions would be appreciated to the Israel Emergency Fund of the Jewish United Fund, Info: Goldman Funeral Group (847) 478-1600.

Arrangements by Goldman Funeral Group.

Memorial Events


Date & Time Thursday 12/28/2023 at 03:00 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Park

1700 W. Rand Road

Phone (847) 255-3520

OfficiatorCantor Steven Stoehr


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
arlington heights, IL 60004

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