James Close

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James H. Close, 83 of Estero,Florida,died November 23,2014 at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers,Fla..Born May 23,1931 in Cumberland,Md. he was the son of the late Carl F. and Margaret E. Close.He was the husband of the late Ruth Franklin Close who died in 2003. James worked for Western Electric as a Machinist in Communications for many years until his retirement.James was enlisted in the Navy, he had been a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Sykesville.He was an avid sports enthusiast and spent most of his retirement years in Florida playing golf and enjoying the warm weather. Survived by Brother Wayne Close of Bowie,Md.Brother in laws Luther Franklin of Hampstead,Russell Franklin of Littlestown,Pa.Sister in laws Edith Horrigan of Manchester and Genevieve Heymiller of Sykesville.Also Survived by numerous nieces and nephews and special friend June Owens. Pre-deceased by 1 brother Max Close and 2 sisters Marion Smith and Ruth Neal. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday May 23rd,2015 at 11:00am at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel,6416 Sykesville Rd.,Sykesville.Inurnment following at Lake View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the ,1393 Progress Way,Suite 908,Eldersburg,Md. 21784 or the 4217 Park Place Ct. Glen Allen, Va. 23060-9979



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Haight Funeral Home & Chapel
6416 Sykesville Road
Sykesville, MD 21784
410-795-1400
Published in Carroll County Times on Apr. 30, 2015
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