Daniel W. Clapp

Born in Evanston, IL and raised in Glen Ridge, NJ, passed away July 25th, two days before his 70th birthday.


He greeted everyone with a hearty “Howdy!” and ended every conversation with “Have fun!”

He was a former hippie turned household name. That is, if your house has anything to do with storage rack manufacturing.

He was set to retire this upcoming year. While he could have done so earlier, he wanted to be able to say he worked at Frazier Industrial Company for 50 years.

Dan wanted life for living. He believed in probability over possibility and had the hobbies to show it - private pilot, skier, traveler (he had visited all 50 states!), and scuba diver.


He was stubborn as hell,

Loyal as anything,

Logical as the day is long.


He is survived by:

His best friend and daughter, Allison, her long-time partner, Adam, and their 4 year old, Hendrix - who called him Pop Pop.

His forever partner-in-crime, his brother Glenn.

His voice of reason, his sister Karen (Kacey).

His lady friend, Kathy, and her children.

Long time friends, a dandy extended family, and an entire industry.


Needless to say, he will be missed in this world and impossible to forget.

Per his explicit wishes, there will be no services.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to either:

His grandson’s favorite place for their shared love of books: The Butler Library

Checks can be made payable to the Friends of the Butler Public Library and may be mailed to Butler Public Library: 1 Ace Road; Butler, NJ 07405.




FOWA Rescue where he adopted his furry friend, Sammy.

https://fowarescue.org/donate-now/ or checks can be mailed to FOWA PO Box 3701

Wayne, NJ 07470