Stuart H Close, 57, died March 16, 2018 at his home in Reston. A memorial service was held at the Adams-Green Funeral Home in Herndon on Saturday, March 24.
Born in Tucson, Arizona in 1960, his family moved to Reston in 1970, where he grew up and continued to live. Stuart was a 1978 graduate of Herndon High School, where he ran cross country, indoor track, and was a member of the “It's Academic” team. He majored in chemistry at Beloit College in Wisconsin, where he also ran cross country.
For the last 31 years, Stuart worked at Professional Services Industries/Intertek in Northern Virginia. At the time of his passing, he was the senior inspector.
Stuart loved running and almost all sports. He loved the Redskins and the Nationals. He also loved listening to classic rock and telling stories. He was well-liked at school and work and was generous with his time and knowledge. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his parents, Carl and Martha of Falls Church, and his sister, Carol, of Frederick Md.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Herndon High School Track and Field Program. Donations may be sent to Herndon High School, Attention: Track and Field, 700 Bennett St, Herndon VA 20170.