Dorothy (Bunny) R Closs
October 03 1937 - March 23 2017 - Age 79

Dorothy R. “Bunny” Closs, of Walton passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Wilson Memorial Hospital in Johnson City.

Bunny was born on October 3, 1937 in Downsville, the daughter of the late Douglas and Ada Blanche (Mallery) Scudder. On April 16, 1966 she married Henry W. Closs in Montrose, PA. in a double wedding with Roland and Donna Beers.

Bunny was the manager for the Townsend Garden Apartments for many years. She was a member of the New Hope Community Church where she was very active in all the church activities and was also a past board member, co-chairperson for the Pancake Tent at the Delaware County Fair. She was also a longtime member of the Walton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She was involved with helping hands, and served as a Town of Walton councilwoman. Bunny loved spending time with her family, traveling, feeding the birds, doing puzzles, bowling, reading, and to go shopping, especially Christmas Shopping. She will be remembered as a lady always willing to help others.

Bunny is survived by her husband Hank; her children, Teresa (Mark) Bedford of Bainbridge; Lawrence (Kari) Closs of Bainbridge; Cynthia (David) Gardepe of Walton; Tami (Kyle) Westcott of Bainbridge; Lori (Andrew) Northrup of Trout Creek; and Beverly Closs of Walton; surrogate children, Andy and Theresa Steitz, grandchildren, Jennifer (Thomas Moyers) Bedford; Donald (Nicole Devine) Bedford; Karly (LJ) Romanowski; Beth (Djorn Mohammed) Closs; Noel (Gene) Mann; Shellie (Burton) Reed; Kyle Bowker; Chad Gardepe; Matthew (Justin) Harby-Conforti; Kody (Amber) Westcott, Tanner (Joanna) Westcott; Heather (James) Gardner; Kassidi Northrup; Amanda Savaria, Jason (Stephanie) Savaria; Jeremy ( Alena ) Savaria; surrogate grandchildren Zach, Julia and Aaron Steitz; she also had 25 great grandchildren sister, Joyce Bouw of Walton; sister in laws, Lynn Scudder, and Joyce Closs, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends in the community including her church family. She was predeceased by a daughter, Cheryl Savaria, granddaughter, Bonny Ruth Bedford, brother, Donald Scudder, and a sister, Barbara Zimmerman.

Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the New Hope Community Church, 45 Stockton Avenue, Walton from 10 AM to 1 PM where services will be held at 1 PM with Pastor Larry Light, officiating. Burial will be in Walton Cemetery.

Walton, NY (current)
Downsville, NY (birthplace)

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