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Stanley Caplan, Engineer and Teacher

Stanley Caplan, a Greenwich resident and former substitute teacher at Greenwich High School, died June 11. He was 88 years old.

Caplan was born in Allentown, Pa., and graduated from Lehigh University in 1943 with a degree in electrical engineering. He had been a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Eta Kappa Nu, Alpha Lambda Omega, Phi Eta Sigma and Pi Mu Epsilon fraternities at Lehigh.

During World War II, Caplan served in the Army in Oakridge, Tenn. He worked in Richland, Wash., and later for Blaw-Knox of Pittsburgh. He was also a chief engineer in Caracas, Venezuela, before joining Parsons Brinkerhoff in New York and later Burns and Roe of Oradell, N.J., where he was a project manager and purchasing director.

When he retired, Caplan received a master’s degree in computer science from Polytechnic University and was a substitute teacher at Greenwich High for math and science. He also was a volunteer computer science teacher at the Greenwich Senior Center.

Caplan is survived by his wife of 58 years, Doris Kurzman Caplan; a son, Adam Stuart Caplan of Forest Hills, N.Y.; a daughter, Elizabeth Haran Caplan of Oklahoma City, and a grandson. He was predeceased by his brother, Harold Caplan.

Services were Monday at Temple Sholom in Greenwich. Internment followed in Temple Sholom Cemetery.

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