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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Richard J. “Bo” Close, 62, of Bradford, PA

Richard J. “Bo” Close

Richard J. “Bo” Close, 62, of Bradford, PA passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6, 2017 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 26, 1954 in Bradford, a son of the late Charles and Patricia Hannon Close.

He was a 1972 graduate of the Bradford Area High School.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 108 and the Lt John C Roche Post 212 VFW. He enjoyed his retirement by spending time with his close friends and his grandchildren.

He was employed by the former Dresser Manufacturing for many years until his retirement in 2016.

He is survived by two sons, Sean Close of Bradford and Beau Close of Bradford; one daughter, Kara Close of Portland, OR; six siblings, Katherine “Becky” Yunkun of Laurel, MD, John C. Close of Bradford, Mark D. Close of Olean, NY, Michael P. Close of Bradford, Laurie Bjorlykke of Poolesville, MD and Mary Wagoner of Reedsville, PA; one grandson, Dylan Close of Bradford; two granddaughters, Rachel Close and Grace Close both of Bradford and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Daniel J. “Moon” Close and one sister, Molly P. Brown.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Private burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home, Inc.

Online Condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.

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