Rhona Miriam Caplan, 69, passed away peacefully March 22, 2020. Born to Sylvia and Hyman Caplan of blessed memory and raised in Atlanta, Rhona moved permanently to Laguna Niguel, Calif., in 1984.
She graduated from Henry Grady High School and the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in education. Rhona taught middle school science in Atlanta and then worked in sales for many years after moving to California. She had a zest for life and was a loving sister, sister-in-law, aunt and friend. Whenever a family member or friend was in need, Rhona was always there to lend a helping hand. She had a heart of gold. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever. Rhona is survived by two loving sisters, Leona Zivitz (Donald), and Adele Wineburgh (Michael, of blessed memory); five beloved nieces and nephews, Thomas Zivitz (Anita), Sara Beth Zivitz, Hydee Zivitz Kivowitz (Ross), Sam Wineburgh (Elina), and Lauren Wineburgh; and great-nephews Brodie Zivitz, Meyer Wineburgh, Adler Wineburgh and Eli Kivowitz.
The funeral service was held graveside at Arlington Memorial Park March 25, 2020. It was a private service due to the health crisis. Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiated. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association or Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.