- December 14, 1924 - April 21, 2012
- Clifton Park, New York
of Gerald's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
Middleburgh VFW #2161
c/o Roger Becker 168 Prospect St.
Middleburgh, NY 12122
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“I have so many wonderful memories of times spent with Gerald and Delores
in the early days of the years they spent living in West Fulton area. ...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Cherie Clapper - West Fulton, NY
“YOUR FINAL JOURNEY
I just wanted to thank you for taking me on your final journey. As we spent some quiet time together that last day,...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Sheila macDonald - Red Hook, NY
“For the last 12 years you have treated me like one of your own. For that I will never forget and be forever grateful. Love you, Carolyn
3 of 13 | Posted by: Carolyn MacDonald - Red Hook, NY
“Uncle Gerald you will be missed dearly we will miss the every other Sunday visit. We loved sitting at the table talking about your kids and their...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Robin and Wayne Cooper Jr. - NY
“Dolores, Ron, Sheila and Lisa
I am so sorry to hear about Gerry's passing. May your memories help to soothe the pain at this difficult time. Even...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Laurel Clapper - Milbridge, ME
“TO CLAPPER FAMILY!
SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. GERALD AND WIFE ARE BOTH WONDERFUL PEOPLE AND WE ENJOY SEEING THEM AT THE VFW BREAKFAST. HE...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: BONITA R. MICKLE - MIDDLEBURGH, NY
“I will always cherish the things you have taught me. I will always remember the horseradish and "sour meat" that I try to feed to my sons to this...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Steven - Red Hook, NY - Grandsom
The older I became, the more my eyes and heart experienced the kind and gentle man that you were. A man with a big heart loved by so many. I...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Schermerhorn - Cohoes, NY
“Dolores, Sheila, Lisa, and Ron,
I'm very sorry to hear of Gerry's passing. I have very fond memories of your family and good times at your home....Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Kathryn (Bloodgood) Pelky - NY
“You are the best grandfather a girl could ask for. Thanks for all of the memories. I love you. -Bookie
10 of 13 | Posted by: Carrie Fiske - Schenectady, NY
“Gerry was a great guy with a big heart. He was a wonderful great-grandfather to Madison Lee Fiske and Jacob Parker Fiske, as well as his other ...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kenneth Schenk - Granville, NY
“Gerald was a lovely man and he will be missed greatly. He had such a gentle spirit and was very giving to his extended family.
12 of 13 | Posted by: Judith Fiske - Granville, NY
“Goodbye Pop, we love you.
13 of 13 | Posted by: Derek MacDonald - Red Hook, NY
Clifton Park- Gerald H. Clapper, 87, of Route Old 146, died Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.
Born December 14, 1924 in West Fulton, he was a son of Fred and Mabel (Springstead) Clapper.
Gerald was a United States Army veteran, proudly serving his country in the Infantry Division of the 42nd Rainbow stationed in Germany in 1946. He received a WW II Victory Medal and was honorably discharged in 1947.
Gerald retired from the Iron Workers Local Union #12 of Albany. He was a member of the Iron Workers Local #12 in Albany and a life member of the Middleburgh VFW #2161.
Survivors include his wife, Dolores Clapper, whom he married December 5, 1948; three children: Ronald W. Clapper of Halfmoon, Sheila MacDonald of Red Hook and Lisa Schermerhorn of Latham; his sister: Sylvia Davenport of Cobleskill; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill with Carl Clapper officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held at the funeral home from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Middleburgh VFW #2161, care of Roger Becker, 168 Prospect St., Middleburgh, NY 12122.