Louis Leo Kaplan, 97, of West Orange died Nov. 2, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Belmar in 1944 and later lived in Ocean Township, Asbury Park, and Tinton Falls before moving to West Orange in 2009.
After working as a supervisor at Continental Silver Co., Mr. Kaplan became a civilian physicist for the Army Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth in 1942. In a distinguished 33-year career there, he rose to become deputy director of engineering support services, overseeing a staff of over 800. In 1977 he was granted a NJ Professional Engineer license.
He graduated from Brooklyn College in 1937 with an undergraduate degree in physics.
He was an active member of Temple Beth El in Oakhurst, and a member of Sigma Xi science honor fraternity, both for more than 50 years.
Predeceased by his wife of 66 years, Ruth (Feldman), in 2010, he is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Ed) Newman and Robin Varker, and two grandsons.
Services were held Nov. 3 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of Israel, St. Barnabas Hospice, Sigma Xi, or Brooklyn College.