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Burton G. "Burt" Kaplan
Date of Death: January 12, 2021
Bruce Godfrey
Robin Millstone
Gloria J. Haines
Kelly & Miri
Arycka Colbert
Tom Kenyon
Jason Shropshire
Chuck and Tina Clark
Raymond Hertz
Sue Puleo & Bob Butcher
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Wednesday 1/13, 7:00 pm

January 14th at 7 PM
January 16th at 7 PM

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Memorial contributions may be made to:

ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter
30 West Gude Drive
Suite 150, Rockville, MD 20850

Blue Ridge Hospice
https://brhospice.org/donate/
333 W. Cork St, #405
Winchester, VA 22601

The Salvation Army, 300 Fort Collier Road, Winchester, VA 22603 or
to or a charity of your choosing

Burton G. “Burt” Kaplan, 69, of Stephens City, VA passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home surrounded by loved ones Tuesday, January 12, 2021 after a courageous battle with ALS. His dignity, fortitude and positive attitude inspired everyone who knew him. Burt was born in 1951 in Washington, DC, son of the late …
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Bruce Godfrey left a message on March 16, 2021:
In memory of Burton G. "Burt" Kaplan, Bruce Godfrey lit a candle
Bruce Godfrey left a message on March 16, 2021:
I just learned of Burt's passing. I knew Burt from elementary school through high school. Always a nice guy, easy to talk to and always smiling on the verge of a good laugh. And clearly an unforgettable gait. Sorry to hear of his suffering, but he suffers no more. Rest in Pease old friend.
Robin Millstone left a message on January 21, 2021:
Our Journey’s End... How many journeys have we shared with God – and those with whom we’ve cared? How many lifetimes have gone by? What is it like – to pass – to die? Oh how we’ve wondered of the place we’ll all end up – without a trace... We travel on this plane with God – Envision Him with staff and rod. The ancients tell of wonders – grand; of miracles by His command. We humans clamor to embrace His Holiness – His truth – His space. Though where we stand – Religions preach the truths of God are truths they teach. Yet in the end we all agree that God is love – He sets us free! For He provides a sturdy base surrounding all the human race... We honor God by how we live; by how we share – by how we give. For in the end – His judgment reigns regardless of religious chains. Our whole life's worth – death can't erase. In altered state... there’s no disgrace. No matter what our thoughts on death we all will take our final breath. And in that moment – share as one. An earthly life – transformed – undone... Our energy will touch God’s face, and thus – share His Amazing Grace. Love you, Buddy...
Gloria J. Haines left a message on January 19, 2021:
Midge, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Burt, what a fine gentleman. My husband Gary treasured his friendship with Burt. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gloria Haines The Haines Agency
Tina Canez Norton left a message on January 19, 2021:
I worked with Burt @ Project Hope for 15 years. I never once heard him raise his voice in anger. He was a wonderful man that was sweet, kind, and caring. We had many long talks and his wisdom and laughter will be missed. Prayers go out to the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Kelly & Miri left a message on January 18, 2021:
RIP Burt 🙏
Arycka Colbert left a message on January 17, 2021:
I had the greatest honor of knowing Mr Kaplan. He was generous, patient and comedic. My fondest memory is being told about is best friends car and he couldn’t stop laughing. Even though I’ll miss our conversations, rest easy. You’ll be missed
Mary Lou Goehrung left a message on January 17, 2021:
Burt was my business partner for a couple decades at the St Elizabeth’s tree stand. Burt was kind, calm and loyal. Every December we would renew our passion for the wonderful tree stand experience. I am so lucky to have enjoyed his company and wisdom and listened to his stories around the fire barrel. We made a lot of stories ourselves running the stand for so many years. The world has truly loss a good one, but I will always have our memories to make me smile. Condolences to all the family and friends that knew and loved Burt.
Tom Kenyon left a message on January 17, 2021:
I first met Burt in the 1980s when I came to visit Carter Hall on my way to the West Indies as a Project HOPE doctor and then later as CEO during Burt's last years at Project HOPE. It's staggering to think of how many lives were saved around the world by HOPEes who worked at or visited Carter Hall during Burt's long tenure - a place made possible by Burt's loving care and commitment to that historic property. Burt gave countless tours for visitors and VIPs, and even gave tips on where the ghosts hang out if you pressed him for information. Such a special person and so respected and admired by his peers. And such a wonderful family man as well. We are eternally grateful at Project HOPE for our close relationship with Burt over many years.
Tom Kenyon left a message on January 16, 2021:
On behalf of the many HOPIE's who knew Burt over his decades at Project HOPE, let me express our condolences to Burt's family, friends, and many loved ones. May his Soul rest in Peace.
Jason Shropshire left a message on January 14, 2021:
Burt, thank you for making Sal and I feel such a welcomed part to the family. We are eternally grateful. Our heart is full of love by knowing you and will always miss you.
Chuck and Tina Clark left a message on January 14, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss the fishing adventures and times together.
Dale Jordan left a message on January 14, 2021:
I worked at Project Hope for over five years. I knew Burt during that time. I respected his professionalism and attitude towards the job and his co-workers. A wonderful man who will be missed by many. The loved ones he leaves behind have my condolences and my prayers. Dale Jordan Winchester, VA
Raymond Hertz left a message on January 14, 2021:
Can Midge and the entire family my cousin Burt will always be in our hearts and thoughts.May you remember the good times and Burt’s contributions to everyone he touched. Where is our love, Ray and Harriet Hertz
Mike Sweet left a message on January 14, 2021:
I learned “It is what it is” from Burt, many good conversations over the years at Hope, a fine man.
Dave Adsit left a message on January 14, 2021:
Lots of great memories with Burt working the Stephens City Boy Scout Christmas tree stand for many years. I'm so glad I had the chance to chat with such a wonderful person during his ALS battle. May you RIP Burt.
Lynn Hutzler left a message on January 14, 2021:
Burt was not only my brother-in-law, but my brother in heart and spirit since I was 13 years old. I have so many wonderful memories of Burt, from traveling across country with Burt and Midge and turning 16 while driving up a mountain in Colorado, to weekends at the Cabin, spending time together in Ocean City and Ocean Pines, trips to the Keyes, family holiday parties, and so much more. I will miss him very much and will carry him in my heart the rest of my days. Midge, Nick, Kim, and Josh, you were so blessed to have Burt as your husband and father! Please know I am here for you . . .
donald hill left a message on January 13, 2021:
Nice guy
Sue Puleo & Bob Butcher left a message on January 13, 2021:
Burt was one of a kind! The world is a much better place for him having been here! In the end isn't that all of our goals? He certainly accomplished that and so much more. All who had the privilege to know him will remember him for his caring, wisdom and in the face of the dread ALS, his dignity and grace.
Kathryn Swartz left a message on January 13, 2021:
Dear Midge, Nick, Kim, Josh and family: I'm am heartbroken for you and know just how much Burt will be missed. We've all become good friends over these past 30 years while enjoying that wonderful smell of Christmas trees in the air, Christmas music playing, the smell of the wood fire ... and making the best of any kind of weather (or at least, we tried to!). What great memories of all those seasons! And then along came ALS, but that didn't stop Burt's ever positive attitude. Just last month he told me that he was blessed to have not lost the ability to speak because as long as he could tell his stories, he counted it a good day -- and all with a smile on his face. Go with God, Burt. Though we'll miss you, it's comforting to know that you are now free of the earthly bonds of ALS. And indeed -- it is what it is!
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary Martin left a message on January 13, 2021:
So sorry. Bert was a true friend to Jimmy and me. Even though we were not living close we stayed in touch. Bert always new what to say if I needed a encouragement. He was a very strong person. We loved him and his family very much have alot good memories. REST IN PEACE SPECIAL FRIEND. Mary Martin and FAMILY
Andrea Dunne-Sosa left a message on January 13, 2021:
Burt was a shining light at Project HOPE, inspiring all who knew him by the way he lived and laughed each day of his life. He left a major impact on all of us, both personally and professionally. He will be missed, with sincere condolences to family and friends.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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