Hoy Funeral Home

3855 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY


Gerald R. Hand

July 28, 1928April 13, 2020

HAND - Gerald R. Of West Seneca, NY, April 13, 2020. Beloved husband of 66 years to Dorothy (nee Horn); father of David, Gary (Janette), Daniel (Donna), Jeffrey (Carol) and Julianne (George) Turner; also survived by 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brother of Donald, Edna Lessard, William, and the late Walter, Harold, Helen Rice and Doris Williams. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service that will be held August 15th at 11 AM at Fellowship Wesleyan Church, 1645 Southwestern Blvd, West Seneca. Face masks are required. Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 92 Houghton, NY 14744, or Odosagih Bible Conference, 3204 Hazelmere Ave P.O. Box 107 Machias, NY 14101. Share your online condolences at www.hoyfuneralhome.com


15 August

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fellowship Wesleyan Church

1645 Southwestern Blvd
West Seneca, New York 14224


Gerald R. Hand

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Kim Klimowicz

May 1, 2020

So very sorry for your loss . You are all in our thoughts and prayers . Love , Kim and Loretta


April 22, 2020

So Sorry for your loss. Peg & I have nice memories of Gerald @ Odosagih Bible Conference. We hit it off the first time we met.
It might a been because we shared the same last name. Ha, Ha We always enjoyed our conversations & We enjoyed Gerald's baking & cooking @ Odosagih. Blessing & Prayers for your family.
Dennis & Peggy Hand

Bonnie Krall

April 22, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing.
He was always so nice to me and my dogs at Odosagih. I recall talking to him at times down by the lake when he was either leaving or returning on his cool red pontoon!

Dorothy and family again, my deepest sympathy. I will miss seeing him on his cart . God be near and my Jesus wrap His loving arms around you.

Peter Pagliaccio

April 22, 2020

Haven’t seen Gerry since he retired. Whenever I’d pass his house on Lien Rd I would always think of him. I drive that area many times going between West Seneca and Alden.
Life is like that drive ..... thoughts and memories that make you feel good .🤗🤗🤗
I will continue to say hi as I drive that way..... We are only here on a visit !!!

Condolences to the “FAMILY”
His memories will always be with you .... God Bless 🙏🙏🙏

Peter Pagliaccio
Supervisor, Industrial Assembly &Test / Repair Departments / Moog Inc.

Lori Lawton

April 21, 2020

Loved working with Mr Hand at camp and many wonderful laughs and hugs. Appreciate so much his service to God and others. God bless you all at this time of his going home. It’s our loss and and Heaven’s gain. Prayers of you all at this time

Allan Forrest

April 19, 2020

My condolence to Gerry’s family. While working in the Moog Heat Treat department, which was just across the aisle from where Gerry worked, we would “ shoot the breeze” daily.
He was always up-beat, and never had a negative word about anyone.
I’m now living in Florida .Know that your family is in my prayers even 1400 miles away.
Allan Forrest

Lisa Turner

April 16, 2020

Sorry to the whole Hand family, I cannot remember, not knowing your husband your dad ,your grandfather etc. I think best memories are softball games, and Dorothy and Jerry always stopping by on mother's day after my mom had past.

Ruth Hand

April 16, 2020

There is no way to share just one favorite memory I have for Gerald Hand. He was a wonderful, caring man who made everyone feel special just by meeting him. I am Gerry's former daughter-in-law, but he always made it clear to me that he still considered me to be part of his family. He and his wife Dorothy continually showed they cared for me through birthday cards, Christmas greetings, and even coming to help care for me when I was very sick. A hug from Gerry always brought me comfort. His timely words of advice helped me stay on track with my Christian walk. Gerry and his wife were able to attend my son Rueben's (his grandson) wedding recently. Before we parted ways, Gerry made a point of telling me, not once but twice, that I was still his daughter-in-law, and his eyes told me just how much he meant those words. I will miss Grandpa Hand, and I will always treasure the times shared with him.

kathy horn

April 16, 2020

i am so sorry for your loss. he was a good man and he will be missed,
Rest In Peace Uncle Gerry

Kathy Horn

Tim and Lori Horn

April 16, 2020

Sending loving thoughts and hugs to the family. We are so sorry for your loss- Tim and Lori