|Ricki A. Kaplan
GRAY, TN – Ricki A. Kaplan, 56, of Gray TN, formerly of Hornell, passed away on Friday (Sept. 24, 2021).
Born in West Chester, PA on Aug. 18, 1965, she was a daughter of the late Howard and Pauline (Spitulnik) Kaplan.
A graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1983, Rickie was a professor at East Tennessee State University for 30 plus years, dedicated to teaching business. She was very active in her community, school, and synagogue. She enjoyed traveling and spent many summers in Jinan, China to teach at her sister university.
She is survived by her sister, Bea Kaplan (David), niece, Leah Kaplan; and nephew, Ben Kaplan; as well as several cousins.
A graveside service and interment will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 30, 2021) at Beth El Cemetery in Hornell.
The family request that you please wear a mask if you have not had the opportunity to receive your vaccine and please follow social distancing protocol. Thank you very much in advance for your understanding during this most difficult period.
Those wishing may contribute in her memory to either Temple Beth El, P.O. Box 454, Hornell, NY 14843 or to B’Nai Shalom Congregation, 2510 Hwy. 126, Bristol, TN 37620.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Ricki’s family with the arrangements.
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