Ruth Kaplan Kaskowitz, 97, of Longmeadow died Aug. 31 at Baystate Medical Center. She was preceased by her husband, Milton Kaskowitz. Born in Columbia, Conn., she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Anna (Weiner) Kaplan. She graduated from Windham High School in Willimantic, Conn. and lived in Columbia, Conn., before moving to Longmeadow in 2007. She was a buyer for a woman’s specialty shop in Willimantic. She was honored by the State of Connecticut for her many years of volunteerism at the local hospital, library, and Columbia, Conn. Senior Center. She is survived by her children, Carole Pagani, and Elizabeth Irving and her husband, Dr. Philip Irving; her grandchildren Robbin Airault and Dwayne LaFogg, Mark and Andrea Wolf, Erin and Rocco Shropshire, Marc Irving and his girlfriend Corinn Cunningham, Jeffrey Pagani, Lisa and Steven Antonio, and Laura and James Clark; her great grandchildren Brianna Heiser, Brittany and Pablo Britos, Trevor Pagani, Jenna and Hayden Clark, Nina LaFogg, Zachary and Alexandra Wolf, Katherine, Tommy, and Johnny Antonio, and Carolina and Emma Shropshire; her great-great grandchild, Adrianna Britos; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Gertrude Furman Sidman; brothers Samuel, Hyman, Morris, and Joseph Kaplan; and a son-in-law, John Pagani. Memorial contributions may be made to the Frieda Reisz Chaplancy Fund, c/o Jewish Geriatric Services, 770 Converse St., Longmeadow, MA 01106 or to the National Autism Society, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814.



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