The Three Stooges

Herbert A. Caplan, deli owner

Herbert A. Caplan, deli owner

Herbert A. Caplan, whose Randallstown delicatessen kept hungry customers coming back for the Herbwood, Bubbie's Special and the Three Stooges, died June 26 of pancreatic cancer at his Pikesville home. He was 84.

The youngest of nine children of a wallpaper hanger and a homemaker, Herbert Allan Caplan was born in Baltimore and raised on Pulaski Street.

As a youth, he played in Easterwood Park and later became a member of the Easterwood Boys Club, family members said.

A 1946 graduate of Merganthaler Vocational-Technical High School, Mr. Caplan was drafted into the Army in 1951, serving in Korea with an infantry unit. He was awarded the Bronze Star for saving an injured...