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Benjamin M. "Ben" Claypool

Born: Fri., Jun. 7, 1940
Died: Fri., Apr. 12, 2013

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Benjamin M. "Ben" Claypool, 72, of South Buffalo Twp, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 12th, 2013

Ben was born in Slate Lick area of Armstrong Co. on June 7, 1940, He was the son of the late Lillian (Black) and Mervin Claypool. Ben worked as a welder at Pullman Standard in Butler for 20 After Pullman Standard closed down, Ben went to work for Dlubak Glass Company as a foreman and retired in 2002. He and his wife attended Harvest Baptist Church in Fawn Twp. Ben besides working he enjoyed hunting, trapping, cutting firewood, camping, making cutting boards, traveling and just going for a drive. His greatest love was his family and especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Kathy E. (Frick) Claypool. His 2 sons, Curt and Karen Claypool, of Worthington, Greg and Toni Claypool, of N. Buffalo Twp. and his daughter Jodi and Matt Crytzer, of Freeport. His step daughter, Rhonda and Peter Murphy, of West Sandlake, NY, step son Ronald Paul "R.P." and Sue Hollobaugh, of Riverside, CA. His grandchildren, Janelle, Sarah and Emily Claypool. Calab Gallagher, Claire, Grant, Kate and Quinn Crytzer, Chris Hollobaugh, Stephen, Rebecca, Andrew and Lydia Murphy. He is also survived by his 3 brothers, J. Samuel and Jane Claypool, of South Buffalo Twp., Gene and JoAnn Claypool, of Jackson Center, PA and L. Jack and Jane Claypool, of South Buffalo Twp. Ben is preceded in death by his sister, June L. Arnold

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday April 17th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 18th, with Pastor Kurt Skelly officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:
Slate Lick Cemetery Association 1023 Wilson Ave. Kittanning, PA 16201

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Chris and Pam Zollinger

Curt, Greg, Sam, Jack, and Larry,

I am sorry to here about your father. I want to offer my condolences to you and your family. I will not be able to make it in person so please accecpt this respectful apology. I did not know your father, but I am sure he will be dearly missed.

Kermit White

Sorry to hear about Ben. I worked with him at Pullman and thought the world of him. Sorry I can't be there for the funeral, from Louisville, KY, I'm not feeling well at this time to be able to make the long drive; but you'll be in my thoughts.

Loving Cousin Kermit

Wanda Lasher Yount

I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. Jay and I met him at King's, I believe, a few years ago and he was such a nice person and I was so happy for you. You and your family have my deepest sympathy and prayers.

Love and prayers, Wanda

Norman Romanoff


I was sorry to hear about the sudden loss to you and your family. Please be comforted by the knowlege that all of us here at the office share in your grief.

Tammy Hoke

Dear Rhonda,

I'm very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. May the peace of the Lord be with you all always.

amy penn

Am sooo sorry to hear of your loss Curtis. you and your family are in my prayers.

Tricia Baker Welsh

To one of the most sweest, and nicest men I've ever had the priviledge to know. I send my deepest condolences and love ,and prayers to the whole Claypool family. Thanks for being Dad for a time in my life. You were the BEST!

Tricia Baker Welsh

Dan Hauserman

I worked with Ben at Pullman Standard so sorry for your loss.

Dolores Joyce

I am sorry to hear of Ben's passing. Kathy, you and your family have my heart-felt condolences. Dolores Joyce



Sending my deepest condolences ... so sorry for your loss.

You are in my thoughts. Iris

Ray Drake

So sorry to hear about my old childhood friend. We had a great time growing up in the 40's and 50's which were the best times in history.

So glad I did get to visit with him last year with Don Keener.

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