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Patricia "Patty" Clapper

February 24, 1926 ~ April 2, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Patricia "Patty" Clapper Obituary

HERMITAGE-Patricia D. Clapper 97, of Hermitage, passed away in her sleep on Sunday April 2, 2023 in comfort of her own home.

She was born in Altoona, PA on February 24, 1926, the daughter of LeRoy and Margaret (Hicks) Saylor and was a 1944 graduate of Altoona High School.

Patty married her sweetheart George W. Clapper on December 12, 1945, together they would share nearly seventy-three years of marriage and their three children Philip, Aimee, and Karen.  

She was a longtime member of the Hickory United Methodist Church and active in the Methodist Women’s Group. 

Patty was a member of the Hickory Women’s Club, including past president & Garden Club; several card clubs and neighborhood homemakers’ group.  She excelled in flower gardening, flower arrangement and judged many local flower shows. An excellent cook and baker, she also was an avid reader.

Patty and George enjoyed retirement by wintering for 26 years in Sebastian, Florida.

She is survived by her children son Philip W. Clapper of Clark, daughters Aimee D. Clapper and her companion Francis Jensen of Sharon and Karen S. Clapper of Hermitage; five grandchildren Neely, Summer, Whitney, Jessica, and Matthew; and her five great-grandchildren Gianna, Isabella, Antonia, Logan, Donovan, and her great-great-grandson Rocco.

She was preceded in death by her husband George on September 10, 2018, brothers Jack and Donald Saylor, and by her daughter-in-law Pamela Clapper.

Private arrangements by the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home 555 East State Street Sharon, PA 16146. 

Burial will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Altoona.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Hickory United Methodist Church.

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Private Family Farewell
April 11, 2023

Sample-O'Donnell Funeral Home
555 East State Street
Sharon, PA 16146

Private Internment

Rose Hill Cemetery
501 E Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona, PA 16602


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