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Services for Gustave Kaplan will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 13, 2011, at B'Nai Israel Traditional Synagogue (1907 Vance Ave., Alexandria) with Dr. Meyer Kaplan officiating. Interment will be in the Jewish Cemetery (Hwy 28 East, Pineville) under the direction of John Kramer & Son.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Sunday at John Kramer & Son and from 12:30 p.m. Sunday until the time of service at B'Nai Israel.

Gustave Kaplan, 91, of Alexandria, died February 11, 2011 in Alexandria.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Meyer Kaplan, two brothers, Nathan Kaplan and Dr. Bernard Kaplan, one daughter, Marcia Kaplan Kantrow and one grandson, Michael Brandon Kaplan.

Gustave Kaplan is survived by his wife, Zelda Carch Kaplan of Alexandria, one son, Sidney Kaplan of Las Vegas, Nevada, two daughters, Rosalyn Kaplan Sommers and husband Walter of Atlanta, GA and Linda Kaplan of Alexandria, Son in law Byron Kantrow of Baton Rouge, Beth Kaplan of Houston, Betty Kaplan Greenberg and husband Sheldon of Beaumont, Tx, sister in law Jean Kaplan of Alexandria, eight grandchildren, Josh Kantrow and wife Barbara of Chicago, David Kantrow of Baton Rouge, Miriam Kantrow DelRio and husband Randy of Baton Rouge, Jennifer Kaplan Rubenstein and husband, Brandon of Seattle, Dr. Jason Kaplan and wife Lianne of Austin, Tx, Jonathan Sommers and wife Kate, Erika Sommers and Michelle Sommers all of Atlanta, GA. Six great grandchildren Marcia, Eli and Leo Kantrow all of Chicago and Kaplan, Parks and Reed McMains all of Baton Rouge and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to B'Nai Israel Traditional Synagogue, mailing address 100 Park Place Dr. Alexandria, LA 71301 or the charity of the donor's choice.

Pallbearers - Josh Kantrow, David Kantrow, Jason Kaplan, Jonathan Sommers, Byron Kantrow, Walter Sommers

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