Dorothy L. Clapp, 87, homemaker, arts lover

August 09, 2005

Dorothy L. Clapp, a homemaker and former Homeland resident, died of respiratory failure Sunday at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 87.

Dorothy Lamberton was born and raised in Westfield, N.J. She earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1939 from Goucher College. She was married for 57 years to Clyde Melville Clapp, who was the retired manager of employee benefits for Ward Machinery Co. when he died in 1997.

Mrs. Clapp had served on the board of Goucher College from 1984 to 1990, and was a former board member of United Way of Central Maryland. She was a former president of the Young Women's Christian Association, and a longtime member and former elder of Towson Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Clapp enjoyed traveling and attending the theater and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Broadmead, 13801 York Road.

Surviving are two sons, Edward L. Clapp of Timonium and Jonathan R. Clapp of Homeland; a daughter, Elizabeth C. Champlin of Wayne, Pa.; a sister, Janet Cuthbert of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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