Harold Kaplan, 85


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Harold Kaplan passed away on June 30, 2022, at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. He was the beloved husband of the late Marcia L. (Hittner) Kaplan for 58 years. Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Robert and Ethyl (Glassman) Kaplan, he had lived in Pawtucket for most of his life before moving with his wife and children to Cranston in 1968.

He was a proud Navy veteran who served in the late fifties. Once he left the Armed Forces, he met and married Marcia. He was a dedicated salesman for exactly 55 years. He provided safe, efficient and reliable home goods and appliances for many Rhode Island businesses. His pride in this job resonated every day until his retirement in December of 2015.

Harry was a proud New England sports fan as well as an avid beachgoer. He thrived when the two passions intertwined, and he was thankful to share these two passions with his incredible children, William D. Kaplan, of Cranston, Gary B. Kaplan, of Los Angeles, California, and Edward S. Kaplan, of Silver Springs, Maryland.

Harold was the dear brother of Ellen (William) Troberman, of Cranston; loving grandfather of Sarah L. Kaplan, of Cranston, and Andrew S. Kaplan, of Cranston, and cherished great-grandfather of Xyler Kaplan.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Rhode Island, 245 Waterman Ave., Providence, RI 02906.