James M. Handley
Died Feb. 4, 2003
James M. Handley, 78, of Collins Memorial Dr., Chester passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at the Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born September 21, 1924 in East Liverpool, a son of the late Guy M. and Helen Loretta Brophey Handley. He was also preceded in death by a son, Jerry Handley and a sister, Susan Orr.
A lifetime area resident, he retired after 23 years of service at the former Crucible Steel in Midland. In his retirement he continued to work at the Flowerland Florist in Chester and most recently he worked as a guard at the Ergon Co. in Newell. A member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, he was active in the choir and as a former parish council member. He had been an intricate part of the community of Chester where he served on the city council from 1988 to 2001. He was also a social member of the Chester American Legion Post 121 and VFW Post 6450.
Surviving are his wife, whom he married in 1944, Martha Lane Handley at home; a son, David M. Handley of Mesa, AZ; a daughter –in-law, Patti Handley Emmerling of Chester, six grandchildren, Brian Handley and his wife, Stephanie of Chester, Matthew Handley of East Liverpool, Desiree Handley, Damian Handley and his wife, Kari and Drew and Dallen Handley, all of Mesa; three great grandchildren, Garrett and Lee Handley of Chester and Gage Hancock of Mesa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Father Rodger Hughes on Friday, February 7, 2003 at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment followed at the St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Wellsville. Arner Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.