Charlotte (Dinerstein) Kapiloff passed away on September 25th after an accidental fall in her home in Bentley Commons. She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Leonard & Wendy Kapiloff of Atlanta, Georgia, Alan & Gail Kapiloff, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Perry and Ellen Kapiloff of West Boylston, Massachusetts, and Michael and Tricia Kapiloff of Keene, NH.
In addition, she is survived by 8 grandchildren, Robin, Ellen, Christopher, Peter, Alex, Max, Leah, and Joshua, plus, 6 great grandchildren, Talia, Maggie, Ben, Gabe, Salvens, and Simon. She is also survived by one sister Marcia Woolsey, of Hartford, Connecticut and 16 nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years, Edward Kapiloff who passed in 1997. In addition, she was predeceased by her brother Norman and sister Marilyn.
She was born in 1931 the daughter of Edward Dinerstein and Sarah (Gordon) Dinerstein in Springfield, Massachusetts. She graduated from Springfield Commerce High School and shortly thereafter met her husband Edward (Eddie). They met on Labor Day, 1949, and married the following March.
Charlotte moved to Swanzey and helped with Kapiloff Poultry while raising the boys. Following a brief period of living in Lowell, Massachusetts, she and Eddie opened Kapiloff Insurance in 1968 in downtown Keene. She taught herself the insurance business and soon became a respected woman in the industry and helped to found the local branch of the National Association of Insurance Women.
She was very active in the local Jewish community at Ahavas Achim in Keene serving on numerous committees while leading numerous initiatives for the synagogue. In 2007, the New Hampshire Jewish Federation presented her with the prestigious Shen Tov award for her numerous years of service to the Jewish community including creating a secret sauce for the synagogues annual Kosher-que.
Charlotte was extremely proud of her Jewish heritage and of her children and their families. The importance of family was instilled into her childrens and their childrens minds. She was also the second mother to numerous people throughout the Greater Keene community.
In addition, she was active in the Order of the Eastern Star Asteria chapter 40 serving as Worthy Matron for a year. When other charitable organizations needed a helping hand Charlotte was always there for them either through volunteering or donation.
Her childrens education was of the utmost importance to Charlotte and stressed to the boys and their families. This is honored by the Edward and Charlotte Kapiloff Scholarship fund which supports Keene High students going on to college to study business.
She also loved to travel extensively including trips to Israel, Greece, Italy and Japan with her sons. She and Eddies dear friends Dr. Arthur Cohen and his wife Ruth traveled as a team to a variety of global locations. Their many trips to Las Vegas were legendary adventures!
Services will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1pm. at Congregation Ahavas Achim, 24 Hastings Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. Shiva observance will be held at her home at 48 Ridgewood Avenue in Keene for 3 days commencing on Sunday until Tuesday starting at 6:30pm. each evening. Charlotte will be buried next to Eddie at the Monadnock View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Edward and Charlotte Kapiloff Scholarship, c/o Attorney John Wrigley, 151 West Street, Keene NH 03431. All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WWW.cheshirefamilyfh.com.