Bill Caplan 1932 - 2013

Funeral Services were held Thursday, January 17th at Peninsula Temple Sholom, and we, the Caplan Family, were honored by the number of people that came to honor the life of Bill.

While he passed peacefully, he lived with multiple myeloma for the last 5 years, and was very thankful for the recent progress and medical advancements in the field that made living with an incurable disease manageable. For those wishing to make a donation in his memory, the family has requested that you make a donation to The UCSF Grand Multiple Myeloma Translational Initiative which is at the forefront of researching and developing innovative treatments for multiple myeloma.

"Gifts to the Grand MMTI will benefit countless patients and serve as a meaningful tribute to Bill's memory. We are grateful for all of your support," says Dr. Jeffrey Wolf, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Multiple Myeloma Program at UCSF.

"My father always spoke glowingly of the doctors at UCSF," says surviving son Rob Caplan. "He found them willing and enthusiastic when discussing which of their latest advances might be appropriate for his treatment. As a patient, he always felt heard and cared for. Dr. Wolf and team at UCSF did a great job at keeping his disease in check for many years, and my family will always be grateful."

Thank you to all of you who have called, written, or visited our store to offer your condolences in this challenging time. Your words have been a great comfort and a constant reminder of how much Bill meant to so many. For those who were unable to attend Bill's memorial service we want to share with you some of the words spoken by his family that day.

Russ Caplan (son), Rob Caplan (son), Debby Rosenfeld (daughter), Aly (22) & Brett Caplan (19) (grandchildren), Ryan (17) & Zack (12) Rosenfeld (grandchildren), Ken Rosenfeld (son-in-law), Frank Kraft (brother-in-law)