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Eva Schnitzer Kaplan

Eva Schnitzer Kaplan, 89, died on 28 July 2020.

The Funeral was out of state on Friday, 31 July 2020 at 11:00 AM .

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As the mother of four daughters, Eva was ferociously devoted to her children, and served as a caring, loving matriarch until her final moments. Her grandchildren were simply her pride and joy, and while she couldn’t see many of her close family in person during the Covid-19 era, she vigorously kept up with everyone by way of phone calls and FaceTimes with her friends and family.

Born in South Dallas to parents Morris and Pearl Schnitzer, Eva was the second of three children, between brothers Bernard and Ben Schnitzer, who were also lifelong Dallas residents until their passing.

She was a real estate agent for 41 years with Ebby Halliday, and considered her clients, many of whom were members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and other local cultural institutions, extended members of her family as they settled and established themselves in the DFW area.

Truly at home in her kitchen, her spirit is carried on by the memories of the countless meals she prepared for others, and her signature carrot cake that she became so well known for. She proudly released a cookbook, “From the Heart,” at the age of 70, which featured family recipes that were such an important cornerstone to the fabric of the Kaplan/Schnitzer family.

She was a loyal friend to many, with some friendships dating back to her childhood days in South Dallas, and while family, cooking, and real estate kept her more than busy, her close-knit circle of friends kept her inspired, encouraged, and always in great, optimistic spirits throughout her life.

She was preceded in death by her beloved brothers Drs. Bernard and Ben Schnitzer and grandson George Orley. Survived by daughters Dr. Marcia Kaplan (Dr. Michael Privitera), Cynthia Reynolds (Peach), Dr. Carolyn Kaplan (Jon Sanford), and Diane Orley (Randy), grandchildren Jay Reynolds, Sarah Reynolds, Sam Todd, Isaac Privitera, Amanda Orley, Ian Privitera, Ben Todd, Sam Orley, and sisters-in-law Shirley Schnitzer and Marilyn Schnitzer.

As a loyal Democrat and enthusiastic opponent to the sitting president, her family asks that you give to Democratic candidates and causes in her memory.