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Michael C. Clapham

Michael C. Clapham, 60, of LaGrange, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 22, 2012, at EMH Healthcare in Elyria. He was born April 28, 1952 in Columbus.

Mike loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed a variety of sports, including hunting, golf, and travel.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Jean M. (nee Girman); two daughters, Heather M. Pelphrey (Chris) of Avon, Kristi L. Finnegan (Patrick) of Amherst; a son, Brett M. (Kelly) of Amherst. Additional survivors include four grandchildren, Patrick, Pierce, Peyton, and Skylar; two sisters, Vicki Behne (Mike) of LaGrange, Cheryl Palmer (David) of Grafton; a brother, Scott (Cindy) of Elyria.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Joanne (nee Rummer) Clapham; and a brother, Rick Clapham (Marsha).

Friends may call 1 until 5 P.M., Sunday, August 26, 2012, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57) Elyria, (440) 322-4626, where funeral service will be at 10 A.M., Monday August 27, 2012. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.

Memorial contributions, in Mike's memory, can be sent to The Rick Clapham Memorial Foundation, 35135 Lorain Rd. North Ridgeville, OH 44039.

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