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Obituary of Burton Kaplan
Obituary for Burton Kaplan
September 6, 1934 - November 30, 2018
Burton Kaplan, loving husband, father, grandfather, passed peacefully in his sleep on the afternoon of November 30, 2018 at the age of 84 after a protracted illness. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sharon Kaplan, of Denver; his son Judah (Carolyn) Kaplan, of Teaneck, NJ; his daughter Kayla (Marc) Warren, of Houston, TX; his daughter Leora (Chaim) Grinspan, of Passaic, NJ; and his son Elijah (Yoni) Kaplan, of Teaneck, NJ, along with 14 grandchildren.
He moved with his family of then only 2 children and his elderly mother to Denver from his native Chicago in 1976.
He was a devoted son who took loving care of his mother until her demise in 1977.
He was an active member of the Denver Jewish community for many years, having served on the Board of the BMH-BJ Congregation, East Denver Orthodox Synagogue, Hillel Academy, Rocky Mountain Hebrew Academy, and Mikvah of East Denver (MOED).
After beginning his career as an accountant in a leading professional services firm, he spent much of his career as a successful businessman in various small, industrial companies. In his later years, he was a private accountant.
He took great pride in the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren, who he visited as frequently as he was able, and who he hosted for family visits every Pesach, which was his favorite holiday.
He was also a huge sports fan, and before he was married, he used to arrange his work schedule so that he could travel to cities where his beloved Chicago White Sox were playing so that he could go to their games and then hang out with them in their favorite bars afterwards. He parlayed that into doing personal tax work for many players on the team. After moving to Denver, he adopted the Broncos, Nuggets and Rockies as his own as well.
Service, Sunday, 12noon, East Denver Orthodox Synagogue, Interment Rose Hill Cemetery. Contributions to E.D.O.S., AISH, Bais Yisroel, or the DAT Minyan.