As you gather for today's memorial service for Edgar Kaplan, please accept my warmest greetings. This is a special occasion as you gather to honor the valuable contributions he made to the game of bridge and the tangible difference he made to the lives of many individuals.
On behalf of the residents of New York City I join with you in remembering this extraordinary New Yorker. He made monumental changes to the game of bridge by filling every possible role in the game. As a coach, teacher, author, jounalist and publisher Edgar Kaplan displayed his passion for the game and encouraged others to excel and to enter bridge competitions in a national and international arena. His energy and enthusiasm as well as his dedication to enhance the game of bridge has made Edgar Kaplan legendary.
Please accept my wishes as you remember the remarkable accomplishements of this world renowned individual.
Rudolph W Guliani
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest sympathy to all of you gathered here for the memorial service in honor of Edgar Kaplan. While I regret that I cannot join you in person I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
With a career spanning half a century, Edgar Kaplan influenced millions of bridge players ranging from beginners to world champions. Thousands of New Yorkers in the 1950's and 1960's learned and refined their bridge skills at the Card School of New York, which he founded. The public may remember him as a national bridge champion, but only his family and friends know the many hours he devoted to bridge associations on the world level. His dedication and commitment to the game he loved symbolizes the power of the American spirit.
Again, please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of Edgar Kaplan.
Dear Sylvia Kaplan,
Hillary and I were saddened to learn of your Brother In Law's death, and we extend our deepest sympathy. We hope that the love and support of your family and friends will sustain and comfort you, during this difficult time.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
To the family of Edgar Kaplan
I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Edgar Kaplan.
Mr Kaplan was a quintessential New Yorker, whose keen mind and sportsmanship made him one of the greats of the game of bridge. His contributions were many, and for them he was reknowned throughout the world.
He will indeed be missed, but has left a proud and impressive legacy that will endure for generations to come.