February 9, 1948 — February 6, 2018

GLENS FALLS — Mark Andrew Close, 69, of Pinellas Park, Florida and formerly Glens Falls, passed away on Feb. 6, 2018 at the Bay Pines VA Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was the son of Harold and Marjorie Close.

He was born Feb. 9, 1948 in Glens Falls. Mark proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970 as a medic and survivor of the Vietnam War. Mark had a passion for Mopar’s and fast cars. He raced at the South Glens Falls dragstrip.

Mark is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary; brothers, Dick and Jack; sister, Jill St. John; his stepchildren, Tammy Simpson, Mary Jane and Brian Boe, Loren Chatterton, Lori and Jeff Boyce and Jason Chatterton; grandchildren, Anthony and Erik Simpson, Courtny and Kyna Boe and Matthew, Michael and Jennifer Boyce; great-grandchildren, Phoenix Boe and Skyler Carpenter; and long time best friend, Mike Ringer.

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