Remembering Bessie Caplan

Bessie Caplan

Deceased’s Name: Bessie Caplan

Deceased’s Hebrew Name: Bashe

Former Last Name:Balter

Nick Name:

Deceased Mother's Name: Elizabeth Rosenberg Balter

Deceased Father's Name: Harry Balter

Deceased Additional Parent's Name:

Deceased Date of Birth: May 14, 1911

City of Birth:Freedom

State of Birth:Pennsylvania

Country of Birth:United States

Deceased Date of Death: March 23, 2003

Deceased Time of Death: before sunset

Deceased’s Synagogue Affiliation: Temple Hadar Israel

Deceased’s Synagogue Location:

Cemetery Name: Tifereth Irsael

Cemetery City, State/Province: New Castle, PA

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Former Englewood Avenue resident Bessie B. Caplan, 91, of Jameson Care Center, died the afternoon of March 23, 2003, in the center.

Born May 14, 1911, in Freedom, PA, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Rosenberg Balter.

She married Pierson Caplan on June 19, 1934. He died on Aug 26, 1967.

Mrs. Caplan was a homemaker.

She belonged to the Lawrence County Pharmaceutical Auxiliary, the Jewish Ladies Relief, the Council of Jewish Women and Hadassah.

Mrs. Caplan was a member of Temple Hadar Israel and its sisterhood.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynne Cohen of New Castle; a brother, Dr. Eugene Balter of Chicago; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Epstein and Evelyn Benyas.