Martin J. Kaplan, 95, September 2, 2023; beloved husband of Judith née Rosenberg for 67 wonderful years; loving father of Jill (Jeff Axelrod) Kaplan, Mark (Cheryl) Kaplan, and Bob (Dara Altshuler) Kaplan; devoted Poppy to Hannah (Bennett) Nast, Charlie (fiancee Laura) and Sophie Kaplan, Alex and Chase Kaplan, and Julia and Ariel Axelrod; adored son of the late Jacob and Rose Kaplan; preceded in death by his siblings Mildred (Irving) Rein, Alice (Isaac) Simes, and his twin brother, Harvey (Marge) Kaplan.

Martin was a devoted pediatrician and allergist for over 50 years. He had many professional accomplishments, including Department Chairman of Pediatrics at Highland Park Hospital, President of the Illinois Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and numerous awards and publications; but the accomplishment of which he was most proud was his family. He was a lifelong learner who could always be found buried in a book about history, politics, technology, or Judaism. He was a strong supporter of Israel, where he traveled many times.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Jewish United Fund or the Jewish charity of your choice. Private funeral, Tuesday, 10 AM. Please attend via LiveStream. For information, including a link to view the service or to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

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Service : Tuesday, September 5th at 10:00 am
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access -.


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