- 93 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 22, 1921
- Date of passing: Jan 18, 2015
|Let the memory of Abraham be with us forever|
"It's been a year now and you are so missed by all. We love you Dick.
The Warrington Airport Gang."
"I so totally forgot about this website. Thank you Aunt Kitty for reminding me with your post. Thank you to all those who created and contributed. Today I will see mom and give her a copy of each tribute, or at least read them with her. My love for all of you has been proven over and over again. I gain strength and ability to survive as a result of the love you continue to share with me. Thank you. My dad would be happy to know that his family is being taken care of by all of you, his extended family."
"It took me a while to get to this website and acknowledge that my dear
brother-in-law Sonny was gone .My memories of him go all the way back to my late teens . We shared so many fun happy times together-a myriad of images are flashing through my mind-a lot of them having to do with eating! :-). I can just see Sonny now standing in front of Nathan's in Coney Island and putting away hot dogs and French fries and chow mein sandwiches(sounds weird but delicious) on a hamburger bun .After that we would go the frozen custard place next door and sometimes corn on the cob.We also spent a lot of time at the outside seafood bar at Lundy's Restaurant where he loved to polish away clams on the halfshell. He enjoyed eating as he enjoyed everything in life and being with him was always a pleasure. I also remember the time Dave and I visited Doris and Sonny in Philadelphia and he took us up for a spin in his plane and that I was a little hesitant because I don't think he had his pilot's license that long. However my fears were allayed and he was a good pilot. He gave me a lot of love and affection which I shall always cherish! He was the only one who called me Kitty(and his family) and when I hear that name I will always think of him!"
"Uncle Sonny was one of those guys that everyone loved; so welcoming, so much depth and such a larger-than-life character. When I picture him in my mind, a smile bubbles up to my face and at the same time, I feel such sadness and loss. What a thing to cause that mix of emotions in someone else. He will be greatly missed."
"Oh my sweet daddy is gone..My fondest memories are centered
around the beach. .We were in Mexico went he got sick and true to form,
he insisted that we stay and enjoy our beach vacation.
As hard as it was, we stayed and sent him picures so he could see what we saw and boy, did he love it. We made it back home to see him and say our final goodbyes..I really can't imagine him not being here..to my
"sweetie pie"..see you on the other side!"
"A kind and gentle soul. Dick was always very friendly. He was always smiling when he was with the guys and gals at Warrington Airport. He has flown to heights, we earthbound, have yet to attain. Godspeed. You will be missed. Steve"Skydawg" Smith"
"I spent a lot of weekends in my teen years at dick and doris' house in mount airy, and was always made to feel at home and part of the family. I luckily got the chance to reconnect and visit a number of times as an adult. Thinking of you with love, Dick, and of your whole family......"
"Mr. Kaplan, I met him when I was 6 years old. My family and I had just moved into the neighborhood. He an family made it feel more of a home. Mr. Kaplan and my dad helped each other with the house, working on their cars an then he took my dad up in his plane. He was my inspiration for wanting to learn how to fly. He was like a second dad to me. I enjoyed talking with him and he made me laugh. He loved to come in and eat dinner with my family and loved my mom's fried chicken. We had so many good times together. I will never forget not too long ago we went to the market and this older men was flirting with me. He turned around and said leave my daughter alone an stop flirting with her. The man said to Mr. Kaplan, I like you when are you coming back to the market? Mr. Kaplan just looked at the man and laughed. He looked out for me as if I was his own daughter. I look at the house next store to me an remember all the great times we shared as I was growing up. I am so glad, I was able to help and spend time w him as an adult. He will always be remembered an loved by all the neighbors in Mt. Airy. Rest in peace!!!!! Love you dad!!!!!"
"Mr. Kaplan, he was my second dad. I met at 6 years old when my family moved next store in Mt. Airy. He an his family were so welcoming an were great neighbors that we became family. He always made me laugh an looked out for mebee"
"My memories of Uncle Sonny are of a wonderful uncle who was always supportive, positive and quick witted. He was the only person who could call me "Stevie" and make me laugh. He was always there for me and my family and I will always miss him."
"I got to know Dick and Doris from their frequent trips to Montreal to visit their grandchildren. It was great to see them enjoying the children (and Carol and Eric). I remember them being here several times in the winter, and Dick having to find a place to park with all the snowbanks on the street. But nothing would keep them away!
My heart goes out to the whole family. Wishing you better days ahead."
"I first met Dick at Warrington Airport about 45 years ago. Doris and Dick were a perfect inseparable team. Dick always had a good word, was interested in what you were doing, and was a truly good person. I can still see him coming into Warrington plugging quarters into the payphone like it was a slot machine. He just enjoyed being around the airport and the people who were there. I am thankful for having known Dick and whish to pass on my sincere sympathy to Doris and his entire family. From Patrick Scanlon"
"'Dick' as we at Warrington Airport called him was a special person, one of a kind so to speak. 'Dick' never had a bad word to way of anyone; it's difficult to believe that so many years have gone by and he is now gone from us. I met Dick when he was in his 40s. He and Doris were the perfect couple. My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends and Carol, many thanks for being so kind to everyone. The day before Dick passed he told me he loved everyone and I responded that the feeling was mutual from all of us airport guys. We have placed an upside down coffee cup with his name on our 'Runway 37' memolrial shelf in our pilot lounge."
"I am going to try to post photos of my loving daddy. If you have some, please post"
"The thing that stands out in my mind
when I think of Uncle Sonny is his laughter and
that he always had a smile whenever I saw him.
I think he was like a ray of sunshine and positivity
and that's probably why he lived a long happy life.
I will miss him and I'm sending Love and Sympathy
to Aunt Doris Randi and Carol.."
"Uncle Sonny was a light. I will never forget his laughter, lightness of heart and his beautiful joviality. A beautiful man with such a beautiful heart. My love and condolences to his family."
"Mostly I remember the way Uncle Sonny was so natural with his affection, throwing an arm casually around me, calling me "Joycie," -- that sort of thing. I remember how he loved to sing and would do so as naturally as someone else would speak. My love and deep sympathy to Aunt Doris, Randy and Carol. I will miss him."
"My memories of my dear Uncle Sonny are all of him smiling, being jovial and being extremely kind and gentle. I will cherish them.
Sending love to his amazing family."
"My dear Uncle Sonny...so wise and loving. He will be missed and remembered by the many who knew him. One of the few people who I enjoyed hearing call me "Debby". My fond memory of being at the beach with him, his insisting on getting wet and sitting back-to-back with Carol in the sand, will always remind me of his determination and love of the ocean. Love to all family. He lived a good life."
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