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Pamela Suzanne (Combine) Clapper

September 15, 1951 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 70)

Obituary

Pamela Suzanne (Combine) Clapper, age 70, passed away peacefully at home on December 24, 2021, surrounded by her family following an extended illness. 

Pamela was born on September 15, 1951. She was the daughter of Patsy A. Combine Sr and Mary L. Lescisin, who preceded her in death. She married Philip Clapper on August 24, 1974. 

Pamela attended Sharpsville Area High School and graduated in 1970. She attended the Practical Nursing Program of the Crawford County Vocational Technical School in Meadville PA. Pamela was employed as a nurse at Sharon General Hospital from 1972-1991. She worked as Dr. Gregory George’s office nurse from 1991- 2013 before working private duty caring for patients in their homes.  Pam loved nursing and caring for her patients for over 45 years. 

Growing up, Pamela helped at her father’s restaurant The Royal Café in Sharpsville, known for their pasta beans and fish dinners. In her youth, Pam played softball and was on a bowling league. She enjoyed cooking Italian food, planning her class reunions, going to the casino with friends, making pierogis at St. John’s and she was a member of a Friday night dinner club for many years. Pamela was a devoted mother, and she especially loved her grandchildren. 

Pamela attended both St Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Sharpsville PA and St John’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Sharon. 

Pamela will be remembered as a kind and caring individual with a heart of gold. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her. 

She is survived by her husband of 47 years Philip Clapper, Clark PA, three daughters Neely Clapper, Summer Clapper and Whitney Clapper (Tim Patton). Grandchildren Gianna Colello, Isabella Colello and Antonia Patton as well as Anthony and Angelina Patton. Pamela was sister of Patsy Combine Jr. (Cary), Delray Beach Florida, Janice Grasinger (Joseph), Greenville. Pamela has 2 sister in laws, Aimee DeMasy, Karen Clapper, a step-brother John Mahanovich (Barbara), of Sharpsville. Her mother-in-law Patty Clapper lives in Hermitage. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins.   

Friends may call Thursday December 30th, 2021, from 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM in the SHERMAN Funeral Home 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage PA.

A funeral service will be held in the SHERMAN Funeral Home Thursday December 30th, 2021 at 7:00 PM with V. Rev. Father Steven Repa officiating.

A private burial will take place at Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Hermitage PA.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Pamela’s name to St. Johns Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 389 Clark Street Sharon 16146 or to After the Glow (pediatric eye cancer) which supported her granddaughter, Antonia. Donations can be sent to 218 N Buckingham Ln North Wales PA 19454 or given online at www.aftertheglow.org.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home
2201 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 30, 2021

7:00 PM
Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home
2201 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148

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