John V. Closs, 83; of Fulton died Thursday at Seneca Hill Manor, Oswego after a long illness.
He was born in Wilma, NY and he has been a resident of Fulton for most of his life.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Mr. Closs was a US Veteran having served in the Navy during WWII from 1944 to 1946 in the South Pacific.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He served as a Ship’s Cook Third Class.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He received the American Theatre Medal, Victory Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal-1 Star.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He was retired having worked with Columbia Mills , Minetto, NY for over 20 years and Victoria Mills, Fulton for 10 years.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Mr. Closs was a member of the Fulton VFW Post #569.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â He was pre-deceased by his brother Robert Paul Closs.
Mr. Closs is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary Closs ofÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Fulton, 2 children Joan Marie (Gene) Seabaugh of Erie, CO; and Gary J. Closs of New Port Ritchey, FL, his sisters Florence Clearo of Denver, CO; and Dorothy (Paul) Musch of Central Square, NY.
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 pm Monday in the Sugar Funeral Home, Inc., 224 W., 2nd St. S. Fulton with Rev. David GreyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â officiating.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Burial will be held in the spring at Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, NY.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Calling hours will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Monday prior to the funeral service.
Contributions may be made to the American Cancer SocietyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â 6725 Lyons St. PO Box #7, East Syracuse, NY 13057-0007.