Services: Funeral Services will be held Friday June 8, 2012 from 11am at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk. Burial: Burial will follow in the Independent Hebrew Society/Temple Shalom Cemetery in Norwalk. Donations: Donations in his name may be made to:  The Open Door Shelter, 4 Merritt Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854.

Jordan Kaplan


December 7, 1925 - June 6, 2012

Jordan Kaplan (Jordie), husband of Dorothy Kaplan of Westport, CT, passed away Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Norwalk Hospital.  Born December 7, 1925 in Boston, MA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Syd Kaplan.

Jordie attended Colby College and also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was in the liquor business for 30 years but more importantly, he loved to volunteer and spent much of his time helping others at the Veterans Association, Headstart, STAR, the Homeless Shelter and coaching Little League.

He is survived by wife Dorothy, sons Matthew and Russell Kaplan and Grandchildren, Niko, Sophia and Isabella Kaplan.

Funeral Services will be held Friday June 8, 2012 from 11am at Collins Funeral Home, 92 East Avenue, Norwalk.  Burial will follow in the Independent Hebrew Society/Temple Shalom Cemetery in Norwalk.

Donations in his name may be made to:  The Open Door Shelter, 4 Merritt Street, South Norwalk, CT 06854.

  1. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Kaplan Family. I will always remember Jordan’s ability to come in and take over the room at any family event. Growing up I always looked forward to seeing him at any family event.

    He was a special man that will truly be missed.

    Our sincere condolences,
    David, Tabatha, Zachary & Avery Steinberg

    June 7, 2012
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  • Mrs. Kaplan, Matt, and Russ
    My deepest sympathies go out to you. Jordy was one of a kind. He always was a great kidder and would call you out no matter what. He will be sorely missed. My parents send their condolences and I know when I got in touch with Mike he was in shock. Stay strong and only remember the goodtimes.

    Rich Stein

    June 7, 2012
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  • Dottie,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We will always remember the good times we had with Jordie and cherish all the memories.
    With deepest sympathy.

    Andrew and Carol Sniezek

    June 7, 2012
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  • Matt and Russ,
    My heartfelt condolences go out to both of you and your mother. I hope you find comfort in the fact that your father lived a long, fulfilling life.
    All the best,
    Rachael Flaxman

    June 7, 2012
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  • Jordie brought a smile and a genuineness into all situations. I’ll always remember your mother’s kindness, your father’s showmanship and your love of life. Here’s to Molly’s chocolate cake and all those good times.
    We all miss you already but will always remember how much you gave to each of us. All my kids said the same thing on hearing of your passing- “He was our favorite”!
    It’s time to pull the Absolut out of the freezer and offer one more toast to you dear Jordie-Here’s to you Kaplan. You are only the best! You made our lives much more vital and alive.
    Ricky and family
    ..and Go Giants

    June 8, 2012
    Rick and Maggi- Alex, Sam and Matt Lubov -
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