Eileen Caplan

Eileen Caplan, 88, of Chicago IL, formerly of Ellwood City, died on Thursday morning, April 8 2010 at the Manor Care Nursing Home in Highland Park IL after a long illness.

She was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 6, 1921 to the late William and Dorothy Gordon Siegel.

She graduated Donora High School and Carnegie Tech (CMU) University in 1943.

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Caplan, who died on December 2 1995. They were married for 52 years.

She was also preceded by one son, Joel Caplan, in 1970.

She is survived by one son, David L. Caplan and his domestic partner, Robert Macko, both of Chicago, IL. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Elva Shapiro of New Castle, and a niece, Helane Rosenberg of Highland Park NJ.

She is a former member of Tree of Life Synagogue in Ellwood City and Agudath Achim Congregation in Beaver Falls. She was also a member of the Jewish Womens League and Hadassah. Mrs. Caplan was also active in the American Cancer Society, organizing the Daffodil Day fundraiser as part of the Great American Smoke Out for many years in Ellwood City.

Graveside services will be conducted on Sunday, April 11 at 2:00 P.M. at Tifereth Israel Cemetery, Neshannock Twp. conducted by Rabbi Martin Shorr of Temple Hadar Israel Congregation, New Castle, officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

The Turner Funeral Home of Ellwood City is entrusted with arrangements.

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