Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Coal Region Canary
Coal Region CanaryCoal Region Canary

Schuylkill County Obituaries

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.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

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.

Subscribe to Coal Region Canary

Get email updates from Coal Region Canary by becoming a subscriber today. Just enter your email address below to get started!

News Tips?

Let us know of news happening in your area. Use our NEWS TIPS ENTRY FORM
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Local News

Several Schuylkill County residents say they recently found bizarre printed messages inside packages of items purchased at local grocery stores. The Canary spoke with...

Local Weather

How much are we really going to get? Some say it's still too soon to tell.

PA News

Flights arriving in the cover of night to NEPA.

Local Weather

Slightly more snow expected for Schuylkill County.

Coronavirus in Pennsylvania

Hamburg Area School District may be joining Tamaqua Area in defying the indoor mask mandate announced by the administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf...

Local News

Back on March 10, a call came in to the Schuylkill County 9-1-1 dispatch center. Crews with Minersville’s Goodwill Fire Co. and EMS needed...