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Obituary for Leonard U Kaplan

Leonard Uriah Kaplan, of Baltimore, Maryland passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at the age of 85.

Beloved husband to Gail Kaplan (nee Shavitz), devoted father to Jeffrey (Julie Burman), Laurie Freeman, Amy Kaplan (Erik Selz), cherished Poppi to Emily, Jackson, Carli, Rachael, Eli and Avery, loving brother to Judith (Dennis) Brodkin. He was predeceased by his parents, David and Gertrude Kaplan, in-laws Leon and Minna Shavitz, and his brother, Max Kaplan. He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews.

Lenny was born in Jackson Heights, New York. He attended Bryant High School and is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he was a proud walk-on to the Crimson Tide basketball team from 1955-1959. Along with his wife Gail, he followed in Leon’s footsteps with the Pimlico Hotel and continued his love of the restaurant business with Restaurant 3900, The Owl Bar, John Eager Howard Room, The 13th Floor, The Other Place, The Polo Grill, Lenny’s Chophouse, and The Classic Catering People. He served on the boards of The Park School and The National Restaurant Association.

Opera, basketball, cards, steamed crabs, coaching, and Rehoboth were a few of his passions, but nothing gave him greater joy than his family.

The family would like to thank the community for their ongoing love and support

Services at Sol Levinson's Chapel, 8900 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD 21208, on Monday, November 14th, 2022 at 9:30 am. Interment Oheb Shalom Memorial Park - Berrymans Lane. Please omit flowers. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Lenny's memory to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21210 ( or the charity of your choice. The family will be in mourning at the Inn at the Colonnade, 4 W. University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218, Monday and Tuesday.