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Bernie Kaplan and Ann Gerber were married 50 years./photo by Anthony Tahlier 0

Weeks after Ann Gerber’s death, her husband dies

December 18th, 2016

Just weeks after the Nov. 15 death of society columnist Ann Gerber, comes news that her husband, Bernard J. Kaplan, has also died.

The two were married 50 years. He celebrated his 100th birthday earlier this year.

Gerber often talked about her loving marriage and being dedicated to Kaplan.

The two met at the Edgewater Beach pool. “I was in a black fringe bikini and hooker heels,” Gerber said in Skyline News, where she for years was published. “He didn’t have a chance.”

Kaplan was a grandfather and father, survived by a son, Jeffrey Kaplan. Another son, Blair, died in 2004.

According to an obituary, memorial contributions in Kaplan’s name may be made to the USO at

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