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J. Sam Claypool

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


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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Pattie Claypool Brown
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
So sorry for the loss of a great father, grandfather and uncle. Reuniting with Aunt Jane in heaven. Rest in Peace.

Judi and Stan Berdell
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
So sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy.

Judi and Stan

Bill and Mary Lou Covey
   Posted Sat May 26, 2018
So sorry to hear of Sam's passing. We always enjoyed his company when we lived at George Baily's old house. He was such a nice man to our boys Jayson and Bill, We remember ehen he bought the boys firemans hats,they wore them all the time riding there hot wheels around Mr. Bailys circle driveway. We would have paid our respects in person but didn't get the news until visitation was over. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. They Covey family

Jenny Jordan
   Posted Sun May 27, 2018
Sammie and Nancy:
I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You have my prayers and deepest sympathy. May your dear memories of your dad bring you comfort in the days to come. Hugs to you both.
Jenny and George

Elmer & Carole Christy
   Posted Tue May 29, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to Sam's Family. Your Father and Grandfather was a great person, we were old neighbors. Elmer and Sam played baseball together, many moons ago. So many great memories.

   Posted Tue June 19, 2018
Our condolence. The Almighty misses our loved ones who have died. He not only has the desire but the power to resurrect our dead loved ones. Job 14:13-15

W. J.
   Posted Thu June 28, 2018
To the family:
My condolences to all of you. May the memories you shared together and the promises found at John 6:40 and Acts 24:15 provide you with comfort, strength and hope for the future. We long to see their fulfillment soon.

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