Farman “Clyde” Wolper age 46, of Erie, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at UPMC Hamot.
He was born in Tarzana, CA on October 1, 1976 a son of Laurel Peterson Wolper and the late Nathaniel Wolper.
Clyde graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in graphic design. He worked as a metal finisher at Williams Dental Lab. Clyde had done work for Stairways Above Studios where he developed characters and setting, first amendment Tees doing t-shirt designs and has made logos for companies: Red Fox Inn and Joe Roots Grill. He also took on small projects like designing logos for the Bearded Woodsman, poetry book covers, and personal logos. He was currently working on a concept character design to accompany a friend’s novel.
Clyde was very quirky and loved to make people laugh. He was very down to earth and was a transparent, real person. Having suffered from depression and anxiety himself, he was very caring and helpful to others who had suffered the same.
He also was a winner of a bad poetry competition, for his infamous poem, “Mashed Potatoes.” Clyde was an excellent cook and was known for his ribs and brussel sprouts that were requested by many. He played the digeridoo. He also enjoyed watching bad movies, playing board games with friends, folding and creating designs for paper airplanes, and was in search of the perfect model. He wrote silly horoscopes that you took seriously at your own risk. He wrote an Answer Man question and answer column, riddled with ridiculous advice. Genuine smiles in photos are rare because he loved to make silly faces. He was the founder of the “unreligion” Farminism and became ordained. It is a filled with contradiction.
Clyde was very active at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 12 years, Kat Brown Wolper; step-daughter, Moira “Virgil” Blair; a sister, Michaela Gersims and her husband John; two brothers, Ray Wolper and Martin Wolper and his wife Susanne; in-laws, Jim and Patti Brown; nieces and nephews, Arielle, Elijah, Liam, Annie, Reed and Eli and one uncle.
Friends may call at the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, West Ridge 3801 W. 26th Street on Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie.
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