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Judith "Judy" L. Kaplan
September 20, 1939 ~ October 20, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Judy Kaplan passed away on Friday October 20, surrounded by family and love. She left this worldly realm a better place and on her own terms, and though she is gone, her passion for life and her support for numerous causes defined her life here on earth.
Judy was predeceased by her husband, Brent Kaplan. She leaves behind her sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Fred Eisner, daughter, Lisa May, her son and wife, Philip and Linsann Kaplan, her dear friend, John Applegate, four grandchildren, Jimmy (Jenna), Jeffrey (Devin), Kirstin (Trent) and Shawn (Jessica), three great grandchildren, Franklin, Oliver and Michael and and her niece and nephew, Elaine and Michael Eisner and their families.
Born on September 20, 1939 in New York City, Judy grew up in the city and then in Larchmont, NY. She attended State University of New York at Potsdam, where she earned her teaching degree. Judy taught elementary school for 42 years, and towards the end of her teaching career, volunteered at Uwchlan Ambulance Corp, serving as Operations Chief for several years. Throughout her life, Judy helped so many people along the way, and was a friend, mentor and inspiration to numerous generations.
As a teacher, Judy taught school the same way she lived her life, teaching her students that no obstacle was too big to stand in their way and that current circumstances should never define one’s future. You could always work harder, dig deeper, and move ahead to sunnier days.
After she retired, she turned her passion for helping others into a second career with Uwchlan Ambulance, remaining active and involved throughout her life. While there, she was the driving force behind many youth programs, motivating a new generation of young people. In addition, she was an involved and beloved member of Beth Chaim Synagogue in Malvern.
Judy’s incredible drive and determination served and continues to serve as a powerful example for all of us.
Services will be held at Beth Chaim Synagogue in Malvern PA on Monday, October 23 at 11:00, followed by internment at Haym Salomon Memorial Park.