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Wilmington, DE 19808
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Leonard H. Clapp

AGE: 85 • Wilmington

Leonard H. Clapp passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

He was born and raised in Wilmington, DE to the late Helen (Starkey) and Houghton Clapp. Leonard graduated from P. S. Dupont HS in 1948 and received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Delaware in 1952. After serving in the US Army, he worked for the Dupont Company until 1991. He worked mostly in the chromium plating and photo products areas. He was a former member of Calvary Episcopal Church and a present member of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, where he was active in the church choirs as a tenor. Leonard enjoyed fishing, hiking, bicycling and canoeing in and around the Lake Champlain area of Vermont and as well as local Delaware parks.

The family would like to express a special thanks to WDEL, for their professionalism and community service, especially Al Mascetti, Susan Monday and Allan Loudell, Leonard's "backdoor neighbors", who vetted his many opinions! He had a lifelong interest in meteorology, politics and energy production, which led him to write editorials to the Wilmington News Journal. And special thanks to the 5 North Gerontology Department at the Wilmington Hospital for their exceptional care for Leonard.

Leonard is survived by his wife of 57 years, Nancy (Herndon) Clapp; 3 children, Chris Clapp (Margie), Barbara Zerbe (Bob) and Jennifer Moglowsky (Steven); 7 grandchildren, Matthew Zerbe, Lauren Moore, Lydia Wright, Kristi Zerbe, Stephanie Zerbe, Samantha Moglowsky and Julia Moglowsky and a brother, Ken Clapp (Roberta).

A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 8, at 11 am, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2800 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. The burial will follow in the church Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Barnabas Church.

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Published in The News Journal from Apr. 1 to Apr. 3, 2016
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