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Mark Andrew Close


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

He was born February 9, 1948, in Glens Falls, NY.  Mark proudly served in the US 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 South Glens Falls, NY dragstrips.

Mark is survived by his wife of 34 years, Mary; brothers, Dick and Jack; sister, Jill St. John; his step-children, 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, Matthew, Michael and Jennifer Boyce; great-grandchildren, Phoenix Boe and Skyler Carpenter; and long time best friend, Mike Ringer.

A service with Military Honors will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, February 12, 2018, at the Bay Pines National Cemetery.  The address is 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL, 33744.

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  • Courtny Boe says:

    I love and miss you grandpa 💕

  • Owen and Marilyn Monroe says:

    With admiration and appreciation for his service, we extend our sympathy to the family members left behind.

  • Billiejo whiting says:

    RIP Mark condolences to the family and a finally HOOAH to a fellow Army vet

  • james putnam says:

    One of the best people you could ever meet! I put a set of race slicks on his 70 Hemi Road Runner at South Glens Falls Dragway so he could get some traction, the car went right into the 12,s. he even let me make a pass with it and he rode with me!Rest in peace Mark and God bless you loving family !

  • Kathleen Murphy Springer says:

    Mark you were such a wonderful friend to all of us. After my brother, Joe, was killed in Vietnam, you made sure to be there for my Mom and Dad. Thank you, you will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Kyna Boe says:

    You are and were an amazing person Grandpa. You always kept me entertained with your hobbies and stories to tell. You made a big impact on my life and always kept it real. I love you so much and will always hold you close to my heart.

  • Rose Nailor carpenter says:

    So sorry prayers to all

  • Claire Callahan says:

    Sorry for your loss, Mark was my first friend, he was the best always there if you needed company..my heart hurts,haven’t seen him for a long time but I never forgot him.. RIP Mark

  • Madaline Drellos says:

    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. Heaven had welcomed a beautiful soul and the memories left behind will live in your hearts for all eternity. Love is Eternal~~Life is Eternal~ May Mark’s memory be ever Eternal

  • Kathy Ringer says:

    I can see your face and hear your voice right now. I will never forget the love and respect that you had for Mary and her children, who all quickly became yours as well. Rest In Peace, Mark. ❤️

  • Donna smith stamper says:

    Sad to hear of Marks passing he was a GREAT guy loved his laugh. He will be greatly missed RIP Mark

  • Rhea Greene says:

    Mark who had a big heart with lots of love for family, friends and country. Who also had a need for speed. He will be missed by all who knew him. godspeed

  • Butch Bell says:

    Mark you will be missed by many old friends,now you will be picking up spark plugs in the sky.

    God Bless
    Butch and Cindy Bell

  • Tara stark (chase) says:

    I am so sorry for your loss chatterton family. Mark you were always kind to me as well as the whole family … may you rest in peace… I could see you up above racing fast cars…