Gerald D. Kaplan

DATELINE: New Bedford, MA

Kaplan, Gerald D., 90, died Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Lois (Siskind) Kaplan. Born in New Bedford, a son of the late Samuel and Eva (Finkelstein) Kaplan, he had lived in Dartmouth for 64 years. He was the co-owner of the former Kaplan’s Furniture and Wayside Furniture stores, retiring in 2008. Gerald was a graduate of Boston University.  He was a former member of Tifereth Israel and past president of the former Temple Sinai in New Bedford.  Gerald was also past Master of the Mason’s Wansutta Lodge and on the Board of Directors of Shawmut Bank. Devoted father of Martin Kaplan of Dartmouth and Ellen Kaplan of Boston. Dear brother of the late Leonard and Irving Kaplan. Loving grandfather of Regina Kaplan of New York City. Funeral services will be held TUESDAY at 10:00 a.m. in SHALOM MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 1100 New London Ave., Cranston. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.  Shiva will be observed at his late residence on Tuesday and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.


  1. Walter J. Garrow
    Jan 14, 2019

    Gerry you will be missed by many. How many of us from NBHS Classs’46 are left? Joe Camacho died less than a month ago. In 1914 my grandparents furnished their apartment with furniture from Kaplan’s store on South Water Street, Barbara and I furnished our in 1952 from Wayside Furniture. It was always a pleasure doing business with you and a joy to chat at our class reunions. I regret I live too far away to attend Shiva. May God be with your family at his time of sorrow. Walter Garrow

  2. Juan Marcos Larios
    Jan 14, 2019

    Loved your spirit Mr. K, I wish I’d enjoyed more Chinese food dinners with you and Marty while watching football or the news. The chemistry between you and Marty was always an uplifting experience for me. We’ll miss you and remember you, always.

  3. Patti DeMello
    Jan 19, 2019

    So sorry to hear about GK’s passing. I did not find out about it til Friday. Again, deepest regrets.

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