12/03/2013 04:30 pm ET

Peter Kaplan's Funeral Guests Share Memories, Best Moments

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"For a master of words, well crafted and conceived, for the artful literary visionary, the ultimate life editor, what else do we owe but words?"

So began the Rabbi Jeffrey J. Sirkman on Tuesday morning at Larchmont Temple in the quaint town 37 minutes ride from Grand Central Station, where he was delivering the opening words at the funeral of Peter W. Kaplan, the legendary former editor of The New York Observer who leaves behind a wife, four children and an unmeasruable influence on the journalism of this city.

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