Phylis Estelle Gold Caplan

Phylis Estelle Gold Caplan

Phylis Caplan

CAPLAN: Phylis Estelle Gold Caplan, 76, of Greensburg, died, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born August 20, 1941, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Albert Gold and Leah Whitman Gold. She was a preschool teacher at Latrobe Kinder-Schull and previously worked at Mom’s House. She was a member of Congregation Emanu-El Israel of Greensburg, where she was the Remembrance chairperson and was involved with the sisterhood as well as many other of the temple committees. She was an active member of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and belonged to the Greensburg Racquet Club and the Aerobic Center, Greensburg. Phylis enjoyed the theater, taking walks and was a fan of all Pittsburgh and PSU sports teams. She had a collection of penguins and was a good and devoted friend to many. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Arnold Gold. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Walter Caplan; her daughter, Sharon Price (Bud) of State College; 3 grandsons, Jarred, Zach, and Ty Price; also, a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Sunday, September 10 at 2 p.m. at Congregation Emanu-El Israel, 222 North Main Street, Greensburg. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service (1-2pm) at Temple. Interment will be held in B’nai Israel Cemetery, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Emanu-El Israel at the above address or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, For online condolences, please visit

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