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J. Sam Claypool

Born: Wed., Jul. 17, 1929
Died: Thu., May 24, 2018


Visitation

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., May 26, 2018
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.



Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., May 26, 2018


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J. Sam Claypool, 88, of Indiana, PA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 24th, at St. Andrews Village. Sam was a life long resident of the Slate Lick section of Freeport. Sam was born in Slate Lick on July 17, 1929. He is the son of the late Lillian (Black) and Mervin Simon Claypool. Sam was the widower of Nancy Jane (Coward) Claypool who passed in 2014. Sam was a union bricklayer for over 50 years. He retired from construction work in 1993. He was a member of Slate Lick United Presbyterian Church. Sam was a member of the Armstrong Lodge #239, Coudersport Consistory and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He was a charter member of the Northwest Pennsylvania Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Sam was an avid hunter, fisherman and sports fan. In the 1940's, Sam had played AA baseball for both the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies. One of Sam's great loves was helping coach baseball for his grandsons and great grandsons. Sam is survived by his two daughters and their husbands, Nancy & Jeff Stephenson, of Quakertown, PA; Samula Leigh "Sammie" & Austin "Jack" Mann, of Indiana, PA. Grandchildren, Brian (Danielle) Stephenson, Todd (Jessica) Stephenson, Joseph (Stephanie) Stephenson, Julie (Robert) Houck, Austin "Chip" (Amanda) Mann III and James S. (Tawnya) Mann and 12 great grandchildren He is also survived by his brother and sister in law, Gene & JoAnn Claypool of Jackson Center, PA In addition to his parents and his wife, Sam is preceded by his 2 brothers, Ben & L. Jack Claypool and sister, June Arnold. Family and friends will be received on Saturday May 26th from 10 am to 12 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. Funeral service will follow the visitation in the funeral home at 12 pm with the Rev. Mark Davis. Burial will be held in the Slate Lick Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the; Sam Claypool Memorial fund c/o St Andrew's Village 1155 Indian Springs Rd. Indiana, PA 15701

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