Peabody, MA — David J. Kaplan of Peabody, formerly of Newton and Manchester by the Sea, died on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. For 63 years the beloved husband of Sylvia (Grossman). Devoted father of Peter Kaplan and his wife, Lisa, and the late Dr. Charles L. “Chuck" Kaplan and his surviving wife, Susan M. Kaplan. Loving grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of six. Devoted brother-in-law of Joan and Nelson Stone and loving uncle to their children. He was a WWII Veteran and served in the South Pacific. Dr. Kaplan earned his BA and M.Ed at Harvard University and was a Professor at Babson College where he co-founded their international graduate programs. Upon his retirement in 1983, he and his wife established the “North Hill Antiques” in Essex, retiring in 2007 to Brooksby Village.
Graveside services are private. Memorial observance at his late residence today (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. Please omit flowers. Remembrances would be appreciated to Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan Rd., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Levine Chapels, Brookline, www.levinechapel.com, 617-277-8300.