Patricia Geraldine Learn Clapper
She was born in Buffalo, NY to the late N. Arden and Mary Dziuba Learn and then moved to Stevensville, PA where they made their home.
Patt graduated from Wyalusing Valley High School in 1962 and Mansfield College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1966. She married Dennis Ray Clapper of Clapper Hill, PA in 1967, and they lived together in Birchardville, PA before relocating to Monroe, NC in 1979.
She earned a Masters of Science in Education from Elmira College in 1973. She began her 37-year teaching career in Towanda Area Schools in PA, taught in Endicott, NY and then moved to Montrose Area Schools in PA and helped to open Choconut Valley Elementary
School. She finished her teaching career at Union County Public School in North Carolina in 2003.
Patt is survived by her husband of 47 years, Dennis; her daughter, Mechele and son-inlaw, Jack Tucker of Peachland, NC; her beloved grandson, Drew, also of Peachland, and her sister, Linda Learn of Tunkhannock.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to The National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163 or 1-800-344-4867 to the Patricia G. Clapper Memorial Fund.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30 at the Stevensville Presbyterian Church in Stevensville with visitation after at the Stevensville Community Hall.