, Salem, MA

July 23, 2013

Esther Kaplan, 95

Peabody, MA — Formerly of Randolph, Mass., and Lake Worth, Fla., Esther Kaplan entered into rest on July 21. She was the beloved wife of late Sidney Kaplan, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Esther was a Pittsburgh native, daughter of the late Rose and Nathan Goldstein, and sister of the late Ida Pittler. She was the oving mother of Brad Kaplan of Portland, Maine, and Bonnie and her husband, Arnold Goldsmith, of Beverly. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joshua and Rachel Tali Kaplan; her great-grandchildren, Ruvi and Romy Kaplan; her sister-in-law, Ida Rotman; and her nephews and their families. Esther was active in the Parents League of Hebrew College and the Girl Scouts and always followed the Red Sox.

ARRANGEMENTS: Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 23, 1 p.m. at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel, 1668 Beacon St., Brookline. Interment at Kaminker Cemetery, Baker Street, West Roxbury. Shiva will be observed through Thursday evening at the home of her daughter and son-in-law. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Joslin Diabetes Center, in honor of the work of Dr. Gordon Weir, One Joslin Place, Boston MA 02215 ( For more information, visit