OBITUARY

George M. Handler

February 16, 1928August 8, 2018
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George M. Handler, 90. Preceded in death by the late Dorothy M. (nee Konrath), his beloved wife of 61 years. Loving father of Rosann (David) McGuire, Michael (Laurie), James (Laura) and William (Heather McDonald). Proud grandfather of Bradley, Megan, Kevin, Olivia, Korey, Nicholas, Connor, Joey and the late Keith. Dear brother of Richard (Wilda) , and the late Louise (the late Edward) Peters. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Monday 9:15 a.m. from Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home 10727 S. Pulaski Road to Queen of Martyrs Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 12, 2018
  • Prayer Service Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Interment Monday, August 13, 2018
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MaryJo Sokolowski (Donnelly)

August 10, 2018

Growing up, the Handler family lived two doors north of the Donnelly family on Christiana. I was the oldest of three girls of a single mom, which was not as common in the 1950’s and 1960’s as it is today.

So, the neighbors were our safety net when Mom was at work. My sister, Susie, having forgotten her house key, decided she would climb in the basement window. But, when she did, she knocked the window off the track, and it hit the water pipe over the washtub. Water was flowing freely.

When you’re a kid in a panic, what do you do? Back then you turned to your neighbors for help. But, not too many of Dads we’re home at 3pm.

Thank goodness for Mr. Handler! He came to the rescue. Not only did he find the water shut off, but he fixed the pipe and had the water back on by the time Mom got home.

They say that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, Mr. Handler was part of the Christiana village that helped raise MaryJo, Susie, and Patty Donnelly!

Thanks for being there for us, George!

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Biography

George M. Handler, 90. Preceded in death by the late Dorothy M. (nee Konrath), his beloved wife of 61 years. Loving father of Rosann (David) McGuire, Michael (Laurie), James (Laura) and William (Heather McDonald). Proud grandfather of Bradley, Megan, Kevin, Olivia, Korey, Nicholas, Connor, Joey and the late Keith. Dear brother of Richard (Wilda) , and the late Louise (the late Edward) Peters. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday 3-8 p.m. Funeral Monday 9:15 a.m. from Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home 10727 S. Pulaski Road to Queen of Martyrs Church for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.