James Kaplan

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James Kaplan, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at Crouse Hospital after a short illness. Born on September 3, 1944 to Arthur and Jane Kaplan in Appleton, Wisconsin he had been a resident of Fayetteville for more than 50 years.
He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison with a degree in structural engineering. Jim was the managing partner of John P. Stopen Engineering Partnership of Syracuse, and a partner of QPK Design- Architecture, Engineering, Site and Planning.
Jim contributed to the structural and architectural landscape of Central New York. Notably Crouse Hospital, The VA Hospital, St. Josephs Hospital, MONY Plaza, Destiny Mall, The St. Josephs Amphitheater, and the Mirbeau Properties were just a few of his projects. There are a multitude of bridges, parking garages, and structures all credited to his professional talents.
He cared passionately for the growth and success of the Syracuse community. He was an avid Syracuse University sports fan, the Green Bay Packers, and the New York Yankees.
His family includes his wife Jan of 57 years, their children Kerri (David) Clark, and Marc, grandchildren Alexandra, Caroline, Yasmine, and Jordan; his sister Ann Kaplan, his brother Tom (Cathy) Kaplan, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Eric and Renee Bachrach, and a loving extended family. It should be known that part of his extended family includes several Henniger High School students who were welcomed into the Kaplan home for mentoring, nourishment, and academic support in their continuing and successful education.
Funeral services will be at 11AM on Friday March 22 at Sisskind Funeral Chapel. Friends may visit with the family immediately prior to the service at the funeral chapel, 3175 E. Genesee Street, for 10 to 11 AM. Burial will be in Frumah Packard Cemetery.
Contributions to perpetuate his memory may be made to the CNYSPCA promoting kindness to animals.

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