Kay E. Closen, formerly of Ireondequoit, N.Y., died April 2, 2013 in Hudson.
Mrs. Closen was pre-deceased by her husband, Gerald G. Closen, and her daughter, Cynthia Cowan. She leaves children, Mark R. Closen of Rincon P.R., Brand (Barbara) J. Closen of Hudson, son-in-law Joseph (Nancy) of Penfield, N.Y.; grandchildren; Timothy (Jessica ) Cowan, Pamela (Phil) Morgan, Kevin Cowan, Kyle (Heather) Closen, Kelsey Kay Closen and great grandchildren; Andrew, Matthew, and Joshua Cowan and Paige Morgan.
Mrs. Closen graduated from Denison University and was married in 1946 to Gerald Closen of Brighton, N.Y. She spent time working at Wards Science as well as a number of years at the American Red Cross Blood Bank, both in Rochester, N.Y., while raising her family. She was a dedicated volunteer with the Tumbleweed Twig at General Hospital and at the Summerville Presbyterian Church in Irondequoit. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and her smile and personality will be greatly missed. She moved from Rochester to Hudson Ohio in 2010, where she became an active and recognized figure at Laurel Lake's Assisted Living complex.
Services were at the Harris Funeral Home in Rochester, N.Y. Interment at Pittsford Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Laurel Lake Foundation, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, Hudson, OH 44236 or the Lipson Cancer Center, c/o RGH Foundation, 100 Kings Highway, Suite 2300, Rochester, N.Y., 14617.
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