Paul L. Clapper, 94, passed away Saturday at Elmcroft Assisted Living in Altoona.
He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of John and Carrie (McNulty) Clapper.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gladys (Loose) Clapper, whom he married on Oct. 4, 1939, in Hollidaysburg; daughters: Nancy McGee (Paul) in Maryland, Jane Holsinger (Jim) in South Carolina, Linda Mongrain (Charlie) in Florida, Carrie Bowers (Dave) in Pennsylvania, Paula Parker (Rick) in Pennsylvania; and a son, Richard Clapper, in Maryland; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Paul had nine siblings, three of whom are surviving: a brother, Marion Clapper, in Pennsylvania; and sisters: Ruth Goshen in Pennsylvania and Dorthy Werking in Florida.
He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and later started a business with his brother, Marion, named Clapper Brothers Plumbing and Heating. Paul, Marion and their brother, Raymond, also started Woodland Park Campground in Ebensburg.
He served his country in the U.S. Army's 17th Infantry, 7th Division, during World War II from 1944 to 1946.
He was a life deacon of the Hollidaysburg Church of the Brethren.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery, and from 12 until the 1 p.m. service Wednesday with military honor guard at the funeral home, Pastor Marlys Hershberger officiating. Committal will be in Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Grane Hospice Care, 106 Zee Plaza, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.