PHOENIX, NY – Bernard Lowe Clapp, 82, of Central Square, passed away at Michaud Residential Health Services home in Fulton, NY, on Sunday May 3, 2015.
He was born in Syracuse, NY, to his late parents, Grace (Lowe) and Clarence Clapp on May 30, 1932.
Bernard was a graduate of Central Square High School.
A superb salesman, he represented many firms, including Penn Mutual Insurance Co., Johnson’s Wax, and lately Lawson Tools in Syracuse.
Bernie was active in the Finger Lakes Antique Boat Club, both as a member, serving on the board of directors and helping to organize the annual boat show in Skaneateles.
He had a passion for classic wooden boats and loved throwing a wake with his Chris Crafts and Lymans. He was an avid fisherman and also threw down a mean hand in Pitch tournaments and other card games.
He loved putting together and flying model airplanes and creating woodworking projects.
Surviving are his companion, Sally Slack; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Casey and Jennifer Lord Clapp of California, Jeff Clapp of New York City and Kevin and Lisa Clapp of Phoenix; one daughter, Lisa Tiffany of Virginia; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m. all in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.
The Rev. Marion Moore-Colgan will be officiating.
Committal burial services will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Kinne Road, DeWitt, NY.
Contributions in memory of Bernie to: American Parkinson Disease Association Inc., 135 Parkinson Ave., Parkinson Place, Staten Island, NY 10305.