Tatyana Kaplan

Memorial Service

10:30 am
Monday, November 23, 2015
The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home
40 Vandeventer Ave.
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Tatyana Kaplan

Dr. Tatyana Kaplan (Morgenstern), MD, 91, of Princeton, NJ died November 13, 2015 at Princeton Care Center. Born in Gomel, Belarus, she was a resident of Princeton since 1992. Prior to moving to the United States, she graduated from one of the top Russian medical schools and had a successful career as a cardiologist, family doctor, and vice president of a large hospital in a suburb of Moscow, Russia. During her life she helped many people - starting when she was 17 years old by saving kids at summer camp on the first day of the Nazi bombing of the Soviet Union, then during her professional career as a doctor, and even after retirement. After moving to US she was able to focus on her other great passion – her family. She was a big music lover – both classical and jazz -, and enjoyed attending concerts at Westminster to listen to her daughter play classical piano, and at Princeton High School – to see her grandsons play jazz-piano. She was always reading different books, and in between liked to play cards and spoil her family and friends with delicious cooking. Daughter of the late Girch and Sarah Bella (Sheinfogel) Morgenstern, sister of the late Michael Morgenstern, grandmother of the late Julia Briskin, she is survived by her sister Lilia Belov from Princeton, daughter Sophia Kulkova and her husband Alexander from Russia, daughter Galina Prilutskaya and her husband Arkadiy from Princeton, and two grandchildren Yuriy Prilutskiy and his wife Susannah from New York, and Leonid Prilutskiy from Princeton. A memorial service was held on November 23, 2015 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, in Princeton, followed by burial at Princeton Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions in honor of Tatyana Kaplan to be sent to Westminster Conservatory of Music at Rider University, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540.
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