Born in Fresno on Dec. 10, 1965, Mr. Close lived in Fremont from age 4 until he moved to Tracy a year ago.
He worked 16 years as a sales manager for Wilson Bicycle Sales.
Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Close of Tracy; two stepsons, Jonathan Handall, and his wife, Sarah, of Bremerton, Wash., and Alexander Handall of Tracy; parents, Morris and Doris Close of Fremont; a sister, Cathy Oliveiri, and her husband, Richard; a grandson; and many extended family members.
The Saturday funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. at Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 S. Central Ave. Visitation will be observed from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the funeral home. A guest book is online at www.frymemorialchapel.com.
Contributions in Mr. Close’s name may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or to Hospice of San Joaquin, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204.