Memorial Created By
Cami Kaplanis

Peter John Kaplanis

February 01, 1935 - May 02, 2020

This "GatheringUs" memorial has been created with love to celebrate the life of Peter John Kaplanis. Please share your own messages, stories, memories, &/or photos with us. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial. "May his memory be eternal."

OBITUARY
PETER JOHN KAPLANIS.    Born: February 1, 1935 in San Francisco, CA.  Raised: in San Francisco.  First language at home: Greek.  Parents: immigrants from Greece.    Special places: John Muir Woods -and- Golden Gate Park -and- Yosemite. Attended: George Washington High School in San Francisco.  Adored: Fall of 1952 GWHS class reunion group of friends. All-Star athlete at GWHS: basketball, baseball, and track & field. Summers:...  see more
2,308 Visits

Posts & Photos

  • Christina Julias-Rangel
    We are so sad to hear about the passing of Peter. He was an amazing person and was a dear family friend, especially to my dad. When my dad passed away, Peter was there for my mom and I without hesitation. He stepped in not only as an attorney but as a...  more
  • Peter was my parents attorney for many years, but most importantly their dear friend. My dad, Chris, would always keep Peter company on some of his "business road trips." I would like to share what Peter wrote in my dad's memorial book....  more
  • Michelle Riskas
    Dear Kaplanis Family,

    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. You kindly
    sent the announcement to my father, Mike Riskas, who unfortunately passed away on
    April 1st. The men forged a friendship through AHEPA and socialized...  more
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Poppy Flower Haiku:

    🧡 Reminds me of Dad,
    🧡 Our California poppies,
    🧡 His favorite flower.

    We used to email our own made up Haikus back & forth to each other...
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Peter & Joan's 5th wedding anniversary. June 20, 1964.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. Summer 2016.
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Merry Christmas - 2019
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Thanksgiving 2019
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Most recent family Palm Springs trip - 2019

    On this annual trip, we always had beautiful weather! Palm Springs served as a great way to get some amazing family time in every year (in addition to fun Easter egg hunts)
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Christmas brunch with good family friends (Mobayen family) ~ 2018
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Family trip to Carlsbad - 2018
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Celebrating Oma’s birthday at True Food Kitchen - 2018
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Palm Springs 2018 - too many memories to count from family trips to Palm Springs
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Celebrating Victoria’s graduation from Purdue University in 2017. He was so proud of her and so happy to have been able to attend her graduation
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Oma and Papou patiently helping Victoria move out from her college sorority house - May 2017
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Ojai 2016 - so many amazing family memories in such a beautiful place
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Mother’s Day Brunch 2016 ~ your smile will always be remembered
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Christmas 2015 ~ would not be Christmas without spending the day with family
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Easter celebration - 2014
  • Anastasia McGregor
    Celebrating Papou’s birthday (with chocolate cake, of course) in 2014 at the Valley Hunt club 💓💓

    Your smile, laughter and natural ability to make others around you feel loved and important will be missed more than you know.

    Love you, Papou.
  • Wendy Allen
    I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I have always thought of him as a kind, gentle soul. Hugs to all of you.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Super-happy to be on our way to Palm Springs. April 2019.  Turned out to be our last family trip, after 50+ year tradition.....
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Our last Christmas in the San Marino house.  (Dec. 2012? 2013?)
    Father's Day. June 2019.  Tommy Bahama, of course.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Holding my Daddy's hand during his last night with us...  (May 1, 2020)
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    I made one origami crane for every day of Dad's chemotherapy treatment.
    Spring Break in Balboa Island Fun Zone. 1971.
    Father's Day. June 2018.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Peter on last day at his law office in LA.:  Kaplanis & Grimm.  December 2019.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Peter sitting in his favorite room: in the living room next to the fireplace. March 2020.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Family Tradition. Palm Springs. End of an era... after 50+ years in a row. April 2019.
    Family Tradition. Palm Springs. End of an era... after 50+ years in a row. April 2019..
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    "Family Portrait" Tradition. Palm Springs. April 2018.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    "Family Portrait" Tradition. Palm Springs. April 2013.
    "Family Portrait" Tradition. Palm Springs. April 2014.
    "Family Portrait" Tradition. Palm Springs. April 2015.
    "Family Portrait" Tradition. Palm Springs. April 2016.
    "Family Portrait" Tradition. Palm Springs. April 2017.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    In lieu of flowers:
    Please feel free to make a donation in Peter's memory
    to one of the four charities that my Dad selected:

    1) The Huntington Library & Gardens.
    2) The USC Gould School of Law.
    3) St. Anthony's Greek Orthodox Church.
    4) The...  more
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Their last house in San Marino. 1975 - 2012. (??)
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Peter. Attorney at Law. 1961.
    P&J wedding with both sets of their parents by their sides. June 20, 1959.
    The San Marino house - for approx. 38 years.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Dad's favorite! Linda's Chocolate Fudge Cake from the Cheesecake Factory.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Spring Break in Balboa Island. 1971.
    Visiting Peter's parents in Clearwater Beach, Florida. 1994.
    Christening at St. Sophia Cathedral. All 3 of us at same time. 1970.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 2 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    George & Peter. 9th grade baseball. 1948.
    Peter. 9th grade basketball. 1948.
    Peter's 1st car. 1952 Chevy. Summer at logging camp for US. Forest Service.
    USC Fraternity - Sorority Formal. 1955.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
    Dad creating "Kindness Rocks" with me.  Summer 2017.
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 3 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 6 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis:
  • Cami Kaplanis
    Cami Kaplanis added 6 photo(s) to the memorial Peter John Kaplanis: