Center City, Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 1949 – Mar 1, 2018 (Age 69)


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On March 1, 2018, age 69, of Center City. Twenty year employee of the Philadelphia Free Library. Survived by his spouse Ricardo Ben-Safed and his immediate family. Brother of Joseph (Margie) Clossey, Sr. Patricia C.S.C. and the late Lynn Connolly. Also survived by...

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My thoughts and prayers are with Bill, his family, his life partner, friends and colleagues. May Bill rest in eternal peace and everlasting joy under the Lord's care. He will definitely be missed but will be remembered forever.

Thanks, Bill! Your friendship with me has always been valued; your adding Ric greatly enhanced that friendship and your happiness! Until we meet again, love, steve

Bill, You'll always be in my heart and I miss you so much! I'll always be your spouse. Love ya, Ric

I am sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I was a classmate many years ago.He was always a very happy person. I have nothing but good memories of him. May he rest in peace.

Have known Bill for many years as a patron of the Independence library. He always was so warm and welcoming to his "regulars," most likely to all the bibliophiles. I saw the beautiful bouquet when I was checking out yesterday and was stunned to see the notice of Bill's death there. I had made shamrock cookies and hoped to give one to him. He was a wonderful man, surely missed by so many. Sorry to you all--to US all--for our loss.

Great classmate at St. Henry's who would help anyone and everyone. The world has lost a giving person.

Dear Ric, please accept my deep condolences from losing your dearest spouse, Bill.
Bill was our beloved co-worker; his intelligence, enjoyment of life, and kindness and compassion towards family, friends and co-workers is now a sad loss in our hearts. I hope Bill's spirit and the support of loved ones provide solace.
With greatest sympathy, Margaret Bernardi Independence Branch

To Ric, hoping the loving devotion you shared with Bill, find support and comfort with family and friends. With great sympathy

As a frequent visitor to the Independence Library, I will miss his smiling face.