Barbara Helen Kaplan

February 17, 1927 ~ June 13, 2018 (age 91)

Barbara Helen Kaplan, 91, of Clearwater, passed away June 13, 2018.

Barbara was born in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated from Purdue University. She worked as a special education teacher for many years in Fort Wayne, IN. Barbara was a member of Temple Ahavat Shalom in Palm Harbor.

She is survived by her loving sons, Kerry (Debra), David, (Kathy Smachlo), and Jack (Joanne Altman); cherished grandchildren, Lauren Achurra (Kiko), Zachary (Marissa), Jori, Alyson, Joshua, Celia, and Joel; and treasured great-grandchildren, Sienna and Kayden Achurra. Barbara was predeceased by her beloved husband, Robert.

Graveside services will be held at 1 pm Friday, June 15 at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park, 2860 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Barbara’s memory to Temple Ahavat Shalom or Suncoast Hospice.

David C. Gross Funeral Homes, Belcher Road Chapel in Clearwater is serving the family.

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