Morton J. “Kappy” Kaplan

October 19, 2021


Past Services

Thursday October 21, 2021
10:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Thursday October 21, 2021
11:00 am
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

VIRGINIA BEACH- Morton J. “Kappy” Kaplan, 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. A native of New York, he was the son of Harry Kaplan and Mary Levine Kaplan.  Kappy was a paratrooper with of the 101st Airborne Division Screaming Eagles in the U.S. Army.  He was transferred to Fort Belvoir, Virginia in 1950 where he supervised troop movement to Korea during the Korean War.  Shortly after leaving his discharge from the Army, Kappy went to work for the Hecht Company, and it was there he was trained to a carpet buyer.  Eventually he was offered a job as a buyer in Norfolk, Virginia which is was what brought him to the area over 60 years ago.  In the early 1960s Kappy opened Thalia Carpet and Drapery Shop directly across the street from Willis Wayside. Kappy ended his career in carpet just weeks before his passing as the flooring department manager for the last 16 years at the very same Willis [Wayside] Furniture.  He loved his job, but even more he loved the people he worked with.
In addition to his parents, Kappy was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Norma Harrison, and by his grandson William Boswell III;  Kappy is survived by two daughters Marcy Smith (Ron) and Paula Rodgers (Chuck); two sons Micah Kaplan and Ryan Asher Kaplan; stepson Brock Davenport (Dawn.); nephew Robert Harrison; niece Nancy Harrison; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 10:00am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Dr, Virginia Beach, followed by a burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery being led by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg of Ohef Sholom Temple.
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Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 is in charge of the arrangements.
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Ricky Adkins
6 months ago

I worked for kappy as carpet installer for years, he was a excellent man, so sorry for his passing, rip.

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
2 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Morton J. Kaplan, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Morton J. Kaplan, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Arlene Losick
2 years ago

Worked with Kappy many years. He could brighten your day just by saying “good morning Doll”