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John Robert Clapper, 64, of New Enterprise, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2019, at UPMC Altoona.

A funeral was held on Saturday, March 30, in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home Inc.,, Everett. Pastor Paul Snyder officiated.

Burial was held privately at Dry Hill Cemetery.

John was born on June 1, 1954, in Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania; a son of the late Jesse H. and Mary Elizabeth (Hoover) Clapper.

He was united in marriage to Susan Hobernicht on Oct. 9, 1993, at Koontz Church of the Brethren.

Along with his wife, he is survived by siblings Lois, married to Walter Wertz; Herbert Clapper; Melanie Clapper and John; and James Clapper; sister-in-law Robin Clapper; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and his furry companion “King Tut.”

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Clapper, and sister-in-law Karen Clapper.

John grew up attending the Koontz Church of the Brethren. He was a graduate of Northern Bedford County High School Class of 1972.

He enjoyed attending the Southern Cove Power Reunion, restoring antique tractors and collecting toy tractors.

If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of John to the Bedford County Humane Society, 182 Bohn Road, Bedford, PA 15522.

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