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Donald J. Close

January 6, 1927 December 26, 2013
Donald J. Close
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Donald J. Close, 86, of Whitehall, passed away December 26 in Whitehall. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Richard V. and Florence (Ellwood) Close. A WWII veteran, he was a corporal in the Army Air Corp and later served in the navy. A graduate of Penn State University, he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees. Donald was a Hydrologist-In-Charge for the National Weather Service at the Ohio River Forecast Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception BVM Catholic Church, Allentown and a member of the Knights of Columbus Calvary Council, #528, Allentown. From 1962-1964, he served in the Peace Corp. His memberships included the American Legion Post #739, Hokendauqua, the Allentown Firemen's Relief Assocation and the former Haraguri Club, Allentown. He was a past treasurer of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authorizty. Survivors: sisters, Florence A. Close and Mary R. Yudt, both of Whitehall; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Close. Services:Mass, 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Immaculate Conception BVM Church, 501 Ridge Ave., Allentown preceded by a viewing from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the church. Interment, Sacred Heart Cemetery, Allentown Contributions: To Immaculate Conception Church or St. Peter's Church both c/o the Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home, 327 Chestnut St., Coplay, PA 18037.

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