Clarence B. Chapman, 87, of Pine Plains, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 6, 2019.
He was born in Bronxville, NY to the late Clarence and Mary Chapman.
While stationed in the US Navy, Clarence met the love of his life, Estelle Marie Chapman, in Atlantic City, NJ. They were married on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1954 and recently celebrated 63 years of marriage. They made great friends in their beloved, Pine Plains, NY community, where they spent the majority of their retirement.
Clarence had a passion for photography and the nature surrounding Pine Plains. He enjoyed long walks with his faithful companion, Tahoe, down the old railroad bed and around the lake.
Besides his parents, Clarence was predeceased by his wife, Estelle Marie Chapman; sons, Richard Chapman and Scott Chapman; brother, Anthony Chapman.
Survivors include daughter, Marykathleen Chapman Porter of Mt. Pleasant, SC; son, Brian (Donna) Chapman of Westport, CT; daughters-in-law, Roseanne Scocozza of Bronx, NY, and Anne Chapman of Lancaster, PA; grandchildren, Ashley Porter (Gregory) Robinson, Clayton, Matthew, Colby, Connor and Katherine Chapman; great grandchildren, Harper Robinson and Robin Chapman; sister-in-law, Karen Chapman Vickerson; and his beloved companion, a 15 year old, rescued black lab, Tahoe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the www.shrinershospitals.org/Donate.
Interment services will be held on July 18, 2019 at 10 AM at the Evergreen Cemetery in Pine Plains. The Rev. Kent Wilson of St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church will officiate.
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