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Richard C. Kaplan

June 27, 1943 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 78)


Kaplan, Richard C., passed away peacefully February 7, 2022, at Fairview Park Memorial Care facility in Simpsonville, South Carolina, at the age of 78. Richard, or Richie as his friends called him, was raised on Long Island, New York. He moved to Fairview Meadows in 2007 with his wife Marie and their dog Rizzie. Richie loved working in his yard and volunteering at Meals on Wheels. After his wife Marie passed away, he became involved with the Cancer Care Center. He loved being around dogs, and was daddy to Beau whenever he could. Richie’s dear friends Paul and Connie Southerland, John Obercon, and Diane Krause cared for him until he entered Fairview. After COVID-19 vaccines became available, his favorite cousin Bonnie and her husband Jeff came from Key West, Florida to care for his home and oversee his care at Fairview Park. They visited daily and took him out to his favorite restaurants. They drove in the countryside singing along to his favorite doo wop songs, of which there were many. Bonnie and Jeff’s dog Trixie would sit on his lap and kiss away his sadness. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie Sharpe Kaplan, and his son, Robert Kaplan. He is survived by his son Scott Kaplan, and his stepson Larry Sharpe. He is also survived by his grandchildren Andrew Kaplan, Daniel Kaplan, Jamie Kaplan-Perico, Josephine Sharpe, and Barbara Sharpe. Richie was laid to rest with his beloved wife on February 14, 2022, at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

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