John W. Kaplin - known as “Jack” to family members - died unexpectedly on July 8, 2019. John was born in Jackson, MI on August 29,1935, the first child of John and Harriet Kaplinski. He was raised mainly in Detroit. He was a veteran of the Air Force, and worked a large portion of his life as a technical grant writer. He was 83.
He is survived by his brother Dennis Kaplinski and sister Joan Ginsberg. He was preceded in death by siblings Thomas Kaplin, Margaret Visconi, Carolyn Klingensmith, and Kathleen Kaplinski.
In accordance with John’s wishes, there will be no memorial service.