Allan L. Clapp, Sr. passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the age of 81. Beloved husband of 60 years to Jeanne B. Clapp. Devoted father of Cathy Rice (William) and the late Allan L. Clapp, Jr. Loving grandfather of Eric Rice, Jack Rice (Jade), and Allana Clapp-Gendron (Benjamin). Great-grandfather of Myla Cox and Wade Rice. Son of the late Jourdan Mark Clapp and Ethel Dupont Clapp. Brother of Janet Osteen and the late Jourdan, Thomas, Ronald, Robert, and William Clapp.
Allan was a resident of Metairie, LA and a parishioner of St. Benilde Catholic Church. He retired from Louisiana Gas Service Co. after over 30 years of service and volunteered for many years with the Child's Wish Foundation. He was a Life Member of New Orleans Lodge 30 of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks of the United States of America for 51 years. He served with distinction as the Lodge's Exalted Ruler, on various charitable committees and on the Past Exalted Ruler's Association. He was Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler and Past Day President and Trustee of the Louisiana Elks Association. His kindly deeds and charitable works exemplified the motto "Elks Care - Elks Share."
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am with a service starting at 11:00 am. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in New Orleans at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elks National Foundation at www.elks.org/enf/.
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