In Loren's words, "Game On!"
Team Loren runs and walks to celebrate the life of Loren Claypool. Funds raised by Head for the Cure support the Brain Tumor Trials Collaborative at the Rose Ella Burkhardt Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center, which is where Loren received his treatment.
Loren Claypool, born May 23, 1961, passed away peacefully on May 13, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with brain cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Martha and Charles Claypool; his maternal grandparents Earl and Velma McComas; his paternal grandparents Charles Claypool, Sr. and Elsie Dane Claypool; his uncles Larry McComas and Garry McComas; his aunt and uncle Janice and Charles Poe; his father-in-law Frank Gibeaut; his brother-in-law Bob Gibeaut; his sisters-in-law Gail Gibeaut Ball and Mary Elizabeth Gibeaut; and his nephew Jim Lane.
He is survived by his wife of thirty-seven and a half years Hollis Gibeaut Claypool; his son Stefan Claypool and daughter-in-law Cynthia Wang-Claypool; his daughter Kathleen Claypool DeNike and son-in-law Richard DeNike; his miniature schnauzer Walter; his brother David Claypool, sister-in-law Oksana Claypool, and nephew Ivan Claypool; his sister Leanne Holley, brother-in-law Matt Holley, nieces Jillian and Addison Holley; his mother-in-law Wanda Gibeaut; and his sisters-in-law Cathy Keene and Amy Gibeaut.
Loren was a member of the St. Albans High School class of 1979 and a graduate of West Virginia State University. Loren’s successful thirty-eight year career as an executive in the long-term care industry took him to Hartford, Chicago, and Milwaukee before he returned to Charleston in 2013. He was a business leader serving on several boards and committees around the Charleston and Chicago area. He was an active board member at the Clay Center, where he served as a devoted patron of the art and music communities, among other local organizations. From an early age he was a musician who played locally in establishments all across the Charleston area and his love of music stayed with him throughout his life. He travelled extensively with his wife, family, and friends across several countries in search of new food, new experiences, and new beer. Over the course of his life, his love of literature and the works of Ernest Hemingway led him to Paris, which became a favorite destination for he and his wife.
The Claypool family would like to thank all of the family and friends who have supported Loren through his journey. We would also like to thank the staff at the Cleveland Clinic, CAMC Cancer Center and Memorial Hospital, and Hospice Care.
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