Dr. James Frank Claypool, 85, of Akron, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Dr. Frank and Olive Claypool of Akron; and his sister Nancy Long of Streetsboro. Dr. Claypool is survived by his wife Patricia T. Claypool; daughter Pam Cook and her husband Chad and their children Sean, Marybeth and Garrett and great-grandson Cayson; son Jim Claypool and his wife Maryellen and their children Karen, Jimmy and Charlotte; brother-in-law Dave Towell and wife Ann; and Helen Conway his dental assistant for over 40 years.
Dr. Claypool was a life resident of Akron, he practiced dentistry in Endodontics and Periodontics Specialties for 47 years. He was a graduate of Case Western Reserve and Northwestern University. Dr. Claypool also taught graduate programs at Ohio State and served as president of the Akron Dental Society and the Ohio Dental Association.
Dr. Claypool participated in many civic organizations, he was especially proud of his 56 year association with golf tournaments at Firestone Country Club. He was an accomplished golfer and student of the game. He enjoyed helping people and giving back to his profession.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Ohio Dental Association “Claypool Fund”, 1370 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH 43215. The Claypool Fund helps support dental students education with financial assistance.
A Memorial Mass will take place at 11:00 am, on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 476 Mull Ave, Akron. A private burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery.