Paul S. Caplan, MD
March 7, 2020

PAUL S. CAPLAN, MD: Age 107, on Saturday, March 7, 2020; Beloved husband of the late Gertrude Forman Caplan. Loving father of Donna (Stanley) Hersh and Roberta Caplan. Brother of the late Joseph Caplan. Grandfather of Craig (Marcy), Brian (April), Eric (Danna) Hersh and Arielle Baumgarten. Great-grandfather of Jenna, Jordan, Avery and Hadley Hersh. The family is deeply indebted to his devoted caregivers. Dr. Caplan was born in California, PA to parents, Dora Freedman and Philip Caplan. Paul moved to Pittsburgh as a young man and  attended the University of Pittsburgh, both as an undergrad and for Medical School, Class of '36. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving as Captain in the United States Army Air Force. Dr. Caplan landed in Normandy, Omaha Beach, on D-Day Plus Five. He founded the practice, Arthritis and Diagnostic Associates in Oakland, retiring at the age of 95. He was the International Tour Physician for the Pittsburgh Symphony for over 17 years. He received numerous honors and awards throughout his illustrious career as a renowned physician, rheumatologist, and researcher.  Services and Interment PRIVATE. Contributions may be made to Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., (Please call funeral home for shiva information at 412-621-8282.)


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My mother was Penina (Freedman) Goldberg. My condolences on the loss of your father.

By Harold and Debra Goldberg - March 21, 2020

Paul was one of the sweetest men I have ever worked with. Just a kind, gentle soul. A true Mensch!

By Suzi Neft - March 18, 2020

Please know that I send my condolences to you and the entire family. Dr. Caplan was one of the most amazing people I had come to know in Pittsburgh.He was a bright star in the lives of those whose lives he touched. He will be honored in our thoughts forever.

By KAREN EGORIN - March 10, 2020

So sorry to read of your loss. I adored your FAther for the delightful man he was Marcia Rosenthal From Sarasota

By Marcia Rosenthal - March 10, 2020

Your father was an amazing person! We loved him and hope the years you had together have you filled with wonderful memories!

By Linda and Dennis Hurwitz - March 09, 2020

My sincere sympathy to the family. He and Gert were long time friends of my parents, Abe and Anne Litman. It was a pleasure to see him at Shabbat services and many other functions at Temple. He came to and supported me as president of Brotherhood. He was a kind and wonderful person and will be missed by all who knew him in his long life.

By Tim Litman - March 09, 2020

Such a wonderful man. He always remembered my name and liked nice shoes and he was a very stylish man who cared about others.

By Debra & Charles Gordon - March 09, 2020

I worked with Dr Caplan for many years, What a wonderful man. he will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to all of you.

By Allie Narvol Miller - March 09, 2020