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Marie M. Kaplan

October 22, 1931 ~ January 8, 2019 (age 87)
Marie M. Kaplan, 87, of Allentown, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of the late Metro and Anna (Blahout) Kesack. She was the widow of the late Robert D. Kaplan, Sr. with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Marie was a graduate of Liberty High School, class of 1949 where she was a member of the cheerleading squad. Marie worked for Westminster Village until retiring in 1998, when she became a fulltime Nana and Great Nana. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she served faithfully for over 40 years as camp counselor at Camp Ichthus, teacher and student in children and adult Sunday school programs, lay pastor, congregational care team, the "50 something group" and the "FBC seniors". No longer able to make the long drive to FBC - Marie quickly got involved at Faith Church in Allentown where she was active in the seniors bible study and Sunday school programs. Marie was an avid bowler, with Clubhouse 55, the Rose Bowl Classic league and the Fountain Hill "Bennies". She enjoyed spending time with her "Get up and Go" group at Lehigh Valley Hospital.
SURVIVORS: Marie will be lovingly remembered by her Sons, Robert D. Kaplan, Jr and wife Denise and Brian Kaplan; Daughters, Judy Chase and husband Dave, Sharon Ramos, and Robin Roddick and husband Iain; Sister, Josephine Trusheim; Grandchildren, David, Dana, Jennifer, Gregory, Christopher, Lisa, Brian, Hannah, Austin, Mackenzie, and Madison; Great Grandchildren, Daymn, Karlee, Brianna, Kylie, and Gretchen. Marie was predeceased by her Daughter, Melody Kaplan; Brothers, William Kesack and Daniel Kesack; and Sisters, Geraldine Kotran and Eleanor Misenhimer.
SERVICES: A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10 A.M., in First Baptist Church, 3235 Linden St, Bethlehem 18017. The Family will receive relatives and friends from 9 A.M. until the time of service. Interment will follow at Holy Savior Cemetery. Marie's arrangements are entrusted to Cantelmi Long Funeral Home. A memorial tribute may be placed at www.cantelmifuneralhome.com.
CONTRIBUTIONS: In lieu of flowers - contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 3235 Linden St, Bethlehem 18017.

Mom, Nana, Great Nana, Aunt Marie and Friend - she will be deeply missed by all of us. She was our greatest source of inspiration and faith - we will strive to live our lives the way she lived hers.

Calling Hours

JAN 12. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)

First Baptist Church
3235 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18017

Funeral Service

JAN 12. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

First Baptist Church
3235 Linden Street
Bethlehem, PA, 18017
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