Good evening, I received updated information from Margaret “Peggy” Stout ’54 concerning funeral arrangements for Richard “Red” Claypool, ’50.

From Red’s wife Elaine; She has received requests to attend the funeral so she changed the service from private to open. All of the information of the service and the obituary, is now posted on the funeral home’s website at (see below). They have a Guest Book, which she hopes people will sign. She learned a time has been reserved at Quantico National Cemetery on March 15th for the service, and the obituary will be in the Washington Post on March 6th (instead of this month), closer to the date of the service.

Obituary for Richard Claypool from Baker Post Funeral Home (

Richard “Dick” Claypool died of complications of Parkinson’s on Feb 3rd in Manassas, VA surrounded by his family.

Dick was born in Apollo, PA, and raised in an orphanage from age 8-18. He was a talented athlete who excelled in all sports. Dick was a Korean War vet who served 4 years in the Navy before receiving a football scholarship at George Washington University, where he earned his BS & MA. His team won the 1957 Sun Bowl. Dick served as a teacher, coach, and counselor in Northern VA for 29 years; at GW High in Alexandria 1958-1961 and Fairfax High in Fairfax City 1962-1987. He was a winning head football coach at FHS 1962-1978, where he was inducted into the FHS Hall Of Fame. Dick lived in Pinehurst, NC and the Tampa Bay area of FL during his retirement. He remained active, qualifying for the National Senior Games, volunteering to coach the Special Olympics.

Richard is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years Elaine, son Glen Claypool of Oceanside, CA, son Greg Claypool and daughter in-law Sally Spencer of Manassas, VA.

Service Information: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 1:00 at

Quantico National Cemetery
18424 Joplin Road
Triangle, VA 22172
Interment: Quantico National Cemetery

Vickie “Portner” Cook ’73
SSVC Alumni Association
717-698-8905 (Please leave a message) (check it out)

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