Walter W. Clapper, Jr., 48; Cooperstown Native


Walter W. Clapper, Jr., 48;

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Walter W. Clapper Jr.

COOPERSTOWN – Walter W. Clapper, Jr., 48, an auto mechanic and car race enthusiast, passed away Aug. 28, 2019, at Wilson Medical Center, Johnson City, after an extended illness.

He was born July 19, 1971, in Cooperstown, the son of Walter W. Clapper, Sr. and Thelma (Brannen) Clapper.

Walter was an auto mechanic, working at Value Auto in Oneonta.  He could fix just about anything.  He enjoyed car races, hunting and spending time with his children.

He is survived by his wife, Belinda (Mieleszko) Clapper; children, Brittany and Bradley Canfield, Daniel, Matthew, Gabriel, and Monica Clapper; granddaughter, Grace Canfield; his mother, Thelma Clapper; siblings, Angel and David Ferguson, Timothy Clapper and Dawn Roe, Cindy Brundage and Chris Donaldson, Beverly and Don Wyckoff, George and Debbie Clapper, and Kim Clapper; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Walter; his daughter, Kayla Doroski and sister, Donna Mullinex.

Calling hours will be 3 p.m. to the funeral service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.  The retired Rev. Keith VanDewerker will officiate.

The interment will be 10 a.m., Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the Oneonta Plains Cemetery.

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3 thoughts on “Walter W. Clapper, Jr., 48; Cooperstown Native

  1. Tammy Sousa

    I am sorry for the families loss. He we will be missed by many. Rest In Peace now my friend. You are in my prayers!

  2. Julie Goupil

    Thelma and family, my sincerest condolences on your loss of Wimp. I pray for strength to get you all through this heart breaking time, may he rest in peace. Hugs and love to you Thelma


    I knew him from school. He was a nice and funny guy. I know he was loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

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