Henry W.
WALTON - Henry W. "Hank" Closs, 88, of Walton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a long illness.
He was born on Sept. 11, 1931, in Walton, the son of the late George and Mariah Wood Closs.
Hank worked at Western Auto Sales and then at Del-Met as a laborer for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1989.
He was an avid bowler, a Yankee and New York Giants fan and loved to support all Walton Warrior School sports teams. His greatest joy was when he was in the company of close friends and family. He will be truly missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.
Hank was a very active member of New Hope Community Church, where he served as a board member for several years.
Survivors include his children, Lawrence (Kari) Closs of Bainbridge, Cynthia (David) Gardepe of Walton, Tami (Kyle) Westcott of Bainbridge, Lori (Andrew) Northrup of Trout Creek, Beverly Closs of Walton, Teresa Bedford of Bainbridge and Sandra Burkholder of Greene, New York; surrogate children, Andy and Theresa Steitz; grandchildren, Jennifer (Thomas Moyers) Bedford, Donald (Nicole Devine) Bedford, Karly (LJ) Romanowski, Beth Closs, Noel (Gene) Mann, Shellie Reed, Kyle Bowker (Esther Taylor), Chad Gardepe, Matthew (Justin) Harby-Conforti, Kody (Amber) Westcott, Tanner (Joanna) Westcott, Heather (James) Gardner, Kassidi Northrup, Amanda Savaria, Jason (Stephanie) Savaria, Jeremy (Alena) Savaria, Douglas Burkholder, Candy Burkholder and David Burkholder; surrogate grandchildren Zach, Julia and Aaron Steitz; and 26 great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Dorothy R. Closs, who passed away in March of 2017; daughter, Cheryl Savaria; granddaughter, Bonny Ruth Bedford; brothers, George, Albert, Elton and Charles Closs and sisters, Alice Lindenbury, Delight Yeomans and Amy Corgan.
Services will be private, at the convenience of the family.
Hank will be laid to rest with his late wife, Dorothy, in Walton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Hank's name may be made to Bonny Bedford Memorial Scholarship, Fra nklin Central School, 1 Institute St., Franklin,
NY 13775, or New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Ave., Walton, NY 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.
To leave a message of hope and comfort for Hank's family, visit online at www.courtneyfh.com.
Published on December 5, 2019


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