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Barbara Jean Goodfried Kaplan
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1947
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 15, 2012

Barbara Kaplan
July 6, 1947 - December 15, 2012
Resident of Oakland
Barbara Jean Kaplan (nee Goodfried) passed away peacefully on the eight night of Hanukkah (3 Tevet) after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 65 years old. Barbara was born in Manhattan, NY to Edward J. Goodfried and Jean W. Deligdish on July 6, 1947, and grew up in Riverdale, NY. She graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, attended Harpur College, and graduated from the City College of New York with a BA in psychology. She married Roy Allan Kaplan on August 24, 1967 in Syracuse NY and ultimately . Barbara started her career as a social worker, later became a medical office manager, and then travel agent. She was an avid reader, skier, loved bridge, board games, card games, international travel, needlepoint and knitting. She will be remembered for her tireless community volunteer work for the Contra Costa JCC, Women of Isaiah of Temple Isaiah, Wardrobe for Opportunity and Hadassah, serving in leadership roles in many of these organizations. She loved teaching and tutoring, most recently volunteering to teach math and reading skills at the Coronado Elementary School in Richmond. Many remember her as a mentor, counselor and confidant. Barbara accumulated and maintained friendships and relationships throughout her life, remaining close with many cherished friends from childhood, college and adulthood. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Barbara is survived by her husband of 45 years Roy, sons David (Jennifer) of Media, PA and Marc (Libra) of Oakland CA, granddaughters Dalia and Lila, her brother Alan Goodfried (Jaine Kopp) of El Cerrito. Memorial services will be held at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, CA on December 18, 2012 at 10:30am prior to internment at Gan Shalom Cemetery in Briones CA. The family will begin sitting shiva Tuesday evening at Temple Isaiah. Further information can be found at http://www.carepages.com/carepages/BarbaraKaplan. In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to the Women of Isaiah Fund of Temple Isaiah, Diablo Valley Chapter of Hadassah, Wardrobe for Opportunity or the John Muir Hospital Foundation.
Published in Contra Costa Times on December 18, 2012 
 
Burial:
Gan Shalom Cemetery
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
Created by: Janet
Record added: Feb 08, 2013
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Barbara Jean <i>Goodfried</i> Kaplan
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 Added: Feb. 8, 2013
 
 
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