J. Harry Close, 79 – Owned and Operated East Penn Fire and Emergency
Harry Close, 79, of West West Terrace, Branch Township, passed away on Sunday at his home.
Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late John Harry Close, M.D. and the late Evelyn Mervine Close. He was a 1959 graduate of Minersville High School, and later earned his degree in Mechanical Drafting and Engineering from Penn State. He was the production manager for the former Hahn Fire Apparatus, Hamburg. He later owned and operated East Penn Fire and Emergency
He was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Minersville. He was also a member of the Good Intent Fire Company #1, Llewellyn.
Preceding him in death was his wife, the former Shirley Weismiller, in 2016; his brother, Daniel Close, in 1997.
Harry is survived by two daughters, Caryn Kiraly (spouse, Bryan), Wayne Township, and Caralyn Noel (spouse, Kirby), Oakland, New Jersey; five grandchildren, Christian, Lauren, Joshua, Jack and Eli.
Services are private.
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