Sea (Seymour) Benn Kaplan
January 24, 1932 – November 19, 2015
Sea (Seymour) Benn Kaplan, age 83, of Chesterbrook, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 24, 1932, Sea was a son of the late William and Bella (Benn) Kaplan. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army. Sea made his career as a graphic artist with Chilton Publications and retired after many years of dedicated service.
Charismatic and engaging, he delighted in the company of his many female friends and was a founding member of the ROMEO men’s group who enjoyed dining out every Wednesday. Sea loved being outdoors and enjoyed tennis, sailing, biking, hiking and birdwatching. He led a full life, was always busy and was a steadfast supporter of many social causes.
In addition to his parents, Sea was preceded in death by his brother, Zelick Kaplan and brother-in-law, Ernest Blumenthal. He is survived by his children, Renee Fisher (Ron) of Newark, DE and Jeff Kaplan (Kieu) of Dallas, TX; sisters, Yetta Kleiman (Sid) of Mt. Laurel, NJ and Roberta Blumenthal of Penn Valley, PA; and grandchildren, Amanda and Emily Fisher and Dalena and Grace Kaplan.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday morning, November 23, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitaiton for family and friends will be held from 10:30 am until 11 am. Interment will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Sea’s memory may be made to Planned Parenthood, Attn: Online Services Program, 434 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001 or to the American Heart Association 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101 Newark, DE 19713.