Jo S. Kaplan, a former city social worker who for two decades coordinated the annual May festival held at Bedford Elementary School in Pikesville, died of pneumonia Monday at Northwest Hospital. She was 85.
The daughter of Irving Frankel, a businessman, and Lillian Rothkopf Frankel, a homemaker, Jo Sande Frankel was born in Chicago and spent her early years in Rochester, N.Y., before moving with her family in 1945 to a home on Winterbourne Road near Leakin Park.
After graduating from Forest Park High School, she earned a degree in social work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1952.
Mrs. Kaplan worked for the Baltimore Department of Social Work from...