Condolences for David Paul Close

Walt posted on 8/27/21

Rest easy cousin


John Taylor posted on 8/27/21

Dave unselfishly lived his life in service to others, from his career in the Navy, his commitment as Scoutmaster of Troop 57, and his dedication as a husband, father, son and friend. Although his time on Earth was cut short, I know the Lord must have needed support in His ranks of the Angles, so once again Dave answered the call of duty. Dave left this world in better shape than when he found it.


Chad Hardwick posted on 8/27/21

He was my mentor and my sponsor when I made Chief! He was an amazing person always looking out for everyone. A very loving Husband and father to all his children. I had the privelage of setting up his retirement ceremony and it was an honor. I am grateful for Dave because he was so inspiring and he loved training his Sailors. The Hardwicks will miss you and cherish your legacy as a friend and a brother! May God high five you when you arrive in heaven! I am sorry you past so soon in life. I love you brother and thank you for always being Dave Close!


Port Engineer Bill posted on 8/25/21

Dave was an amazing and bright spirit, always a smile no matter what. We have lost this bright light too soon. Safe travels shipmate.


Dale T Hirschman posted on 8/25/21

I was very sorry to hear of David's death and regret I will not be able to attend the service. He was a fine college, was a great Port Engineer and served the Navy admirably.


Gary Gregg posted on 8/23/21

I never took the time to thank you for all you did and the things you taught me. You will be deeply missed Brother. We have the watch. Rest easy..Anchors aweigh my brother. DDG 74 Chief’s Mess.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 8/23/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of David Paul Close, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, David Paul Close, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Vicky & Todd Wagner & boys posted on 8/22/21

Dave was always friendly and helpful as the leader of Troop 57 in Chesapeake. He was a fine example to all the scouts with his true dedication to making the world a better place. With much love~The Wagner Family


Melanie Turner posted on 8/22/21

I wasn’t around long. But in the time I was around, he taught me how a man should treat his wife. He taught me the love a man should give him children. He gave me more wisdom than anyone has since my dad has passed. He gave me the advice a father would give his daughter. I was so blessed to have him. I’m so sorry you guys. I love you so much, all of you.


Marla Seplak posted on 8/22/21

We remember being welcomed into the troop by Dave when we moved to Chesapeake! He was a fun-loving and devoted leader and always put his family first and will be missed dearly.


Michelle & Chip Callan posted on 8/22/21

Deeply saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences. I worked with Dave for several years and what I recall the most was his generous, kind and loving nature. He always had a smile on his face.


Michelle & Chip Callan posted on 8/22/21

So saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences. I worked with Dave for several years and was always impressed by his generous and kind nature.


Jeff close posted on 8/22/21

My brother was great husband,father and brother. I will miss him everyday. I love you Dave and I will see again some day.


Charlie and Ellen Davis posted on 8/22/21

We are so very sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences.



Chad Hardwick posted on 8/22/21

Dave was an amazing humanbeing. He cherished and loved his family and always mentored his sailors. He brought the best out of people and always cared about his Sailors!


Kenneth Wood (Woody) posted on 8/22/21

Rest in peace my brother you have suffered enough remember our days at pre comm from fish camp making IWO come to life you will be missed brother