10.08.10

Jack S. Kaplan

Jack S. Kaplan, 61, of N. Lake Drive Hamden, died at his home on Thursday.  A Professor of Mathematics at Quinnipiac University, he was a passionate advocate for students and social justice issues. He joined Quinnipiac University’s faculty in 1982. He earned a masters and a Ph.D in statistics from the University of Rochester and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He was the son of the late Norman and Roslyn Kaplan.  He leaves behind his devoted longtime companion Kathy Lindbeck of Hamden, a sister Naomi Schick of Arlington Virginia as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral service at the Mishkan Israel Cemetery, Jewell St., New Haven, Tuesday at 2: PM. Period of mourning will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Poverty Law Center,  400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104.
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8 Comments

  1. Charlotte Hammond said,

    10.09.10 at 7:59 pm

    Truly a man I respected. He cared deeply for the truth.

  2. Micki HUbbard said,

    10.11.10 at 6:37 pm

    Jack was my next door neighbor. He allways had a friendly ‘hello’ and a pat on the head for the dogs. We will miss him.

  3. Jackie Biller said,

    10.11.10 at 7:43 pm

    Jack tutored my children for the SATs. He was an excellent tutor and helped them immensely. He not only helped them for the SATs but made them more confident with their math skills. He’ll be missed.

  4. Dorothy Miliman said,

    10.11.10 at 8:37 pm

    Jack was my much loved nephew. For several years he kept me informed on Economics via newspaper articles and his own interpretations of economic issues.
    Realizing that he will not longer be there for our exchanges makes me sad indeed.

  5. Suzanne N. Adrion said,

    10.14.10 at 4:52 pm

    Jack was my classmate @ Brighton High School. Although I have not seen him in many years I will always look fondly on the laughs we used to have. My deepest sympathy goes to Kathy, Naomi,and his other loved ones.

  6. Martin Mador said,

    10.16.10 at 8:20 pm

    Because of our mutual interest with environmental issues, Jack pushed me to become involved in Sierra Club leadership five years ago. A national award I won this year for legislative and political work would never have happened without Jack’s encouragement and support. I gratefully give him the credit for it.

  7. Mary Connors said,

    10.20.10 at 5:44 pm

    Jack was a great contra dancer. Many years ago we would share an evening or afternoon at the movies. I am sorry you are gone for us.

    Mary Connors

  8. Patti Pogal said,

    10.25.10 at 12:03 pm

    Jack was the one person with whom I kept in touch from high school. I am shocked and deeply saddened. My sympathy to Kathy, Naomi and Dorothy.