John Peter Kaplan

Born: Fri., Oct. 16, 1925
Died: Wed., Jul. 3, 2013


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 07, 2013
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Jul. 07, 2013
Location: Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 AM Mon., Jul. 08, 2013
Location: Holy Angels Catholic Church

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John Peter Kaplan, 87, of Sidney, Ohio, passed away from cancer on July 3, 2013.  John was born on October 16, 1925 to Peter J. and Anna (Tobias) Kaplan, who are deceased.   He was raised in Valley Falls, Rhode Island.  John married Farrel L. (Adams) Kaplan on March 4, 1956 in Harrod, Ohio and later the marriage was blessed by Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney, Ohio.  She survives.  Together, John and Farrel had three sons and a daughter.  Son, Michael Kaplan died on July 16, 1992.  Surviving are David Kaplan and wife Connie of Greenville; Steven Kaplan and wife Patty of Troy; Barbara (Kaplan) Dembski of Sidney; daughter-in-law, Marjorie Kaplan-Schoonmaker of Adrian, Michigan; four grandsons, Nicholas Kaplan and wife Lisa; John R. Kaplan and wife Meredith; Patrick Kaplan and wife Adrianne; Matthew Dembski and wife Kimberly; a step-granddaughter, Annie Schoonmaker; two great granddaughters and a great grandson.  Also surviving is a daughter from a former marriage, Sharon Bajorin and husband Tom, and three grandchildren in Connecticut, a sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Larry Callahan, two nieces, one nephew, and a half-brother, Peter J. Kaplan in Rhode Island.  John retired in October, 1987 after thirty-two years in Human Resources with Copeland Corporation.  He held the position of Assistant Personnel Manager, Personnel Manager, Director of Industrial Relations, and Corporate Safety Director during that time.  John was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he was an usher for thirty years.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 659 in Sidney, a life member of the American Legion Post 217, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4239, Marine Corps League 923, and a charter member of the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County.  John served with the United States Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean Conflict.  In retirement, John was the Volunteer Trip Coordinator for the senior citizens at the YMCA and the Senior Center for twelve years..  He also enjoyed fishing, baseball games and playing cards, especially bridge.   A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Dan Schmitmeyer.  Private burial services with full military honors will be held at a later date at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.  Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM.  An American Legion prayer service will be held at 6:45 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 South Ohio Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or Lehman Catholic High School, 2400 St. Mary’s Ave., Sidney, Ohio  45365 or Wilson Hospice in care of Wilson Memorial Hospital, 915 W. Michigan St., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or the Amercan Cancer Society in care of Mary Stahlman, 128 Leisure Ct., Sidney, Ohio  45365.   Condolences may be expressed to the Kaplan family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home’s web site at:

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Jeanne Gerstner
   Posted Thu July 04, 2013
Farrel and family, I was so very sorry to read of John's passing. I know how hard this is and I will have you all in my prayers. I hope it gives you comfort to know he is in the arms of God and free of pain.

Maggie & Bob Fritts
   Posted Thu July 04, 2013
Dave & Connie, Our hearts go out to you and you family at the loss of Dad.
Sounded like he was at peace with everything and hopefully that thought helps
you through this sad time.
Wish we could be with on Sunday but we will be out of town for the weekend.
We'll be with you in spirit.

Love to you both, Maggie & Bob

joyce buehler
   Posted Thu July 04, 2013
Farrell and family: I wish to send my condolences on the loss of John. It does not seem like it was too long ago when I saw him in church yet. Nonetheless, I am sad to know he has been taken from you and your family and that he had to get cancer. I remember John to be a very happy go lucky guy who seemed to be very kind heart and enthusiastic. I am amazed that after about ten years not working RSVP he still remembered me. May God grant him peace and eternal joy. God bless.

Jack and Gloria Horner
   Posted Fri July 05, 2013
Dear David and Connie....and the rest of your families David,

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with "ALL" of you at this time and in the days ahead of you.

With Our Deepest Sympathy,

With Love,
Aunt Gloria and Uncle Jack
Greenville, Oh.

Eileen Wiseman
   Posted Fri July 05, 2013
The members, staff and board of the Senior Center are saddened by the death of John. He was a good man and a delight to be around. We will all miss him dearly. Farrel, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

David Randall
   Posted Fri July 05, 2013

Garden Basket was sent by Dave .

Dear Barb and Family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The loss of a parent is so hard and we are thinking of you. Love, MARY SUE & DAVE RANDALL

Virginia Seewer
   Posted Fri July 05, 2013
My sincere sympathy to the family at the loss of this faithful Christian husband and father. He and Farrel have been so persevering in ecumenical efforts and Christian service. May you have comfort in happy memories and knowing that all our loved ones are united in eternity. God bless all of you.

Karen Cook
   Posted Fri July 05, 2013
Barb and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My heartfelt symphony and prayers go out for you.

Rick & Cheryl Miller
   Posted Fri July 05, 2013
Steve and Patty: We are very sorry about your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Amy Stratton
   Posted Sat July 06, 2013
I am so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Jeff & Marta Wisler
   Posted Sat July 06, 2013
Dear Farrel, Barb and your entire Family: We offer our Deepest Condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this extremely difficult time. The loss of a husband and father is so hard and we are thinking of you. Jeff & Marta

Deb & John Blanchet
   Posted Sat July 06, 2013
Dear Farrell & family, We are so very sorry for your loss.

Darla Cabe
   Posted Mon July 08, 2013
Farrel, My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. So many people care for you and are with you in thought and spirit. I will be at the funeral mass, but will probably not get to talk with you, so I wanted you to know that I admire you in all that you to do help others and serve in the community of Sidney. May our Heavenly Father bless you and your family at this difficult time.