Cecile Scher Kaplan, a longtime resident of Springfield, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. She was 91 years old.
Born and raised in Paterson, NJ, Cecile graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She taught second grade in Summit for over 30 years. Cecile had a tremendous impact on many of her students, some of whom remained in contact with her for the rest of her life.
She spent her summers in Deal and Rumson, NJ where she was a member of the Elberon Beach Club. Cecile had a broad range of interest and hobbies. She loved to travel abroad, visit museums, and attend Broadway shows. She had a great appreciation for the arts and enjoyed painting in watercolor and pastel. Cecile was active in her community, having served on the Springfield Township Committee, as a Board Member of the Springfield Library, and as a volunteer at the voting polls in Springfield until 2014. She also shared a love of dogs with her daughter and son-in-law and their beloved dog, Callie.
Above all, Cecile will be remembered for her devotion to her family and students. She is predeceased by her brother, Alan Scher. She leaves behind her beloved daughter, Jill Bunting and her husband Craig of Tinton Falls, NJ; as well as many loving friends.
A Visitation for Cecile will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 11am – 1pm and from 2pm – 4pm at the Bradley, Smith & Smith Funeral Home located at 415 Morris Avenue in Springfield, NJ. In lieu of flowers, Cecile’s family requests that donations be made in her memory to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, www.komen.org. For more information or to send the family a condolence, please visit www.www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com.