Tuesday, September 8, 2015

James Handley, CPA, Army Vet, and member of Grace Lutheran Church, died September 5, 2015.

James Handley, CPA, Army Vet, and member of Grace Lutheran Church, died September 5, 2015.

James R. Handley

James Richard Handley, of Westminster and resident of Carroll Lutheran Village, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, September 5, 2015.

Visitation Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 5-8 p.m.

Services: Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St.  Westminster, Maryland 21157, United States

He was born in 1927 in Frederick. He was the son of the late Charles R. and Laura (Stine) Handley. He was the husband of the late Violet D. (Duvall) Handley, his wife of 54 years who passed away in 2004.

Mr. Handley was an Army veteran serving in Germany from 1945 - 1948. He was a graduate of George Washington University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. He worked as a CPA for Pannell, Kerr & Foster.

He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the Valley Lions Club. He was a Stephen Minister for Carroll Lutheran Church, and also volunteered thousands of hours at Carroll Hospital Center over the past 10 years. He enjoyed golfing and goofing off.

Surviving are children Mary Handley of Harrisonburg, VA, Michael Handley and wife Beth of Dedham, ME and Patrick Handley and wife Carolyn of Chicago, IL; sister Clara Hobbs of Mt. Airy and grandchildren Robyn and Ethan Handley and Elliot and Hannah Kulakow.

He was predeceased by siblings Curtis, Clarence and Richard Handley and Catherine "Betty" Walters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday Sept. 10th from 5 to 8pm at PRITTS FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday Sept. 11th at 10:30am at Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll St., Westminster with Revs. Kevin and Martha Clementson officiating.

Interment will held at Taylorsville Cemetery at 1:30pm.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in his memory to Habitat for Humanity International, Gifts for the Heart, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709-3498 or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com
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