Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Shelley Y. Kaplan

July 1, 1951 - July 11, 2018


Date and Time

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM


Rockford Hebrew Cemetery
1723 Grant Avenue
Rockford, Illinois 61103


Rabbi Norman Lewison


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Rockford, Illinois 61103
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Skokie, Illinois 60076
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Larry Biel

I am very sorry for the loss of Shelley. May her memory be for a blessing.

Bruce Rosenzweig

We are very sorry for the loss of Shelley. She was brilliant, loving and loved. She will be missed.

Bonnie Lustig (Hoffman)

I shall miss my lifelong friend, my beloved Shelley, for her caring, her sense of humor, her indomitable spirit, and the gratitude for life with which she lived with chronic illness. We will miss her always.

Eliot Abarbanel

I am so saddened by the news of Shelleyâ??s death. She was a life long friend and my world will not be the same without her. She was unique in so many ways that it would take pages to describe. Her heroic struggle to overcome her illness is truly inspirational. I and my family wish to convey our sincere condolences to Robert and Shelleyâ??s family.

Sheila [nee Kaplan] and Michael Bradford

We are very sad to hear this news. We know how strong Shelley was in facing the challenges of her chronic illnesses. She always showed love and friendship to us and we especially liked our visits to Manny's when we saw Shelley and Robert in Chicago and enjoyed seeing them when they visited Rockford when our visits coincided. Shelley was an intelligent and well-informed person. Her abilities ranged very widely from her undergraduate university degree specialism to a complete change of direction in getting a law degree following and aligned to her main career within law enforcement. Her love of entertaining children and her creative writing showed another aspect of a very multi-talented individual. She will be remembered with much love from both of us and our condolences go to Robert and the rest of the family.

Lisa Tropper

We are heartbroken about the loss of Shelley. She was special and talented in so many ways. Our family will truly miss her but we have so many inspirational and wonderful memories to cherish. She was loved by us all.

Adrienne Kaplan

Remembering my cousin Shelley with love. She was 3 weeks older than me, and we shared many fun times together - in Elgin and Rockford - happily playing together (with her sister Ilene, my brother Larry, and our other cousins Louis Barry, Sheila, Stuart, Sandy and Mark as well as our older cousin Lew on some occasions). On this sad occasion, I also wish to remember the older generation of the Kaplan siblings and their spouses who were so much a part of all of our lives. Finally, sending love to Shelley â??s husband Robert.

Cheryl Birkner Mack

I hadn't been aware of Shelley's illness as we haven't been in touch for awhile, I have many good memories of Shelley from the Upstairs Minyan at the University of Chicago Hillel. My most treasured memory/mememto of Shelley's are her books which she sent with a dedication to each of my daughters.

Jeffrey Sacks

Blessed is the one true judge. Our sincere condolences. Jeff and Pye

Geri Fox

Shelley was a wonderful family friend. She was interested in everything and loved life. She was determined, creative, kind, optimistic, and caring. As Shellabelle, she entertained at our childrenâ??s parties when they were small, and taught our son magic tricks. She continued to give books (including those by her and Robert) to our kids for special events, sharing her love of literature. She loved it when I would bring her an amaryllis when she was ill, because she said that it had such a burst of life and color, and would come back every year. I will always think of her when I see those flowers now.

Ruby Lash

Herb & I didn't get the message about Shelley until Saturday morning in shul. We had heard she was going to the hospital but knowing her for all these years we were sure we would see her at the shul's picnic in the fall. She was a survivor. No matter what was thrown at her she was a survivor. In stead we were deeply saddened to learn she really had passed. It just was time. She left so many sweet memories .
When we saw her she was always cheerful and had a positive out look despite what was going on in her body. May all those memories be a blessing and a comfort to all who loved her .
With loving thoughts, Ruby & Herb Lash

Jeff and Leah Rosenzweig

Cousin Shelly: writer, clown, cop, funny, optimistic, clever and loving. She was an integral part of our family both in the States and in Israel and all who knew her will miss her. Her memory will be for a blessing for us all.

Diane Horowit Funk

Shelley - my oldest and dearest friend. I am devastated to see this news. Shelley and I met when we were 9 years old and all of my memories of Rockford include Shelley by my side. Although most of our lives we lived 1000 miles apart, over almost 60 years we maintained our deep friendship and love for each other. Through all of her struggles over the years Shelley was always cheerful, caring and brilliant. I will miss you so much. Robert, my deepest condolences to you.

Jeffrey Sacks

Blessed is the one true judge. Our sincere condolences. Jeff and Pye

Linda Gustafson Ruhl

To Shelley's dear family.....sympathies....a childhood friend who is remembered with in peace, dear Shelley.....:)

Randiann (Lind) King

My deepest sympathy to Shelly's family. She was such a dear person, always cheerful and happy. May your fight be over and praying you rest in peace dear friend.
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