David Kaye (Kaplowitz) died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Atlanta.
He was predeceased by his parents, William and Ida (Rosenbloom) Kaplowitz; his sister, Edna Kaye; and his beloved companion, Sydelle Shiffman. Survivors include his daughters, Marcy (David) LaPenna and Susan Seckel, as well as Scott (Lori) Shiffman, Robin (Brennan) Jones, and grandchildren Lauren and Anthony LaPenna, Taylor and Trevor Jones, Jamie Shiffman, Madison (Riann) Lourens and Oliver Lourens, and Graysen Shiffman. Also, much-beloved family friend Rita Rupnow and the Taylor and Karlan families.
David was born with twin sister Edna in Rochester, N.Y., on Oct. 10, 1923. The family moved to the Bronx in 1929. He graduated from the Bronx Vocational High School. He served in the U.S. Army’s 3015th Maintenance Engineering Company in the South Pacific during World War II.
David entered the jewelry manufacturing business in 1949 and enjoyed a successful and fulfilling career in New York and Atlanta, spanning over 50 years. His legacy remains with those he apprenticed over the many decades to carry on the work he valued and loved. David was an avid and talented ice skater. He enjoyed and was skilled at skiing and baseball and especially golf, which became a true passion.
The family offers appreciation to the late Dr. David Steinberg and Dr. Nirmala Bangalore at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center for the compassionate care they provided our dad over the years. A graveside service will be held at Wellwood Cemetery in Babylon, N.Y., at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8. The family requests that, if desired, friends make contributions to the charities of their choice in memory of David.