December 4, 1929 - December 11, 2021
On December 11, 2021, Howard T. Handy (Ted) went peacefully home to the Lord. Born on December 4, 1929, Ted celebrated his 92nd birthday in his home, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, Edith (Edie), following 68 years of marriage. Mr. Handy also leaves behind 4 children, Delsea Schaffer (Dave), Leanne Zilinski (the late Walter Zilinski), Trobie Thompson, (Tommy) , and Allen Handy (Sharon), 7 grandchildren and a host of great-step-and adopted children. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice Stone, His Aunt who raised him-Maggie Toulson, and his father Howard K Handy. Ted’s love for navigation began in 1953 when he began driving tractor trailers out of Penns Grove for Parvins Transit and became a passion when he took on the role of school bus driver for the Penns Grove –Carneys Point school district. He was notorious for his ability to navigate anywhere within the tri-state area without a map, pre-dating the invention of the GPS. Mr. Handy especially loved driving bus for the high school band and various athletic teams. He was fond of recounting the many times he was on the road and could round up the other drivers for a quick bite at a nearby diner. Soon after returning from the Korean War, Ted met Edie at the Riverview skating rink, another story he loved to tell. He later began his life work of developing and building—by hand—10 acres of woods into Handys Mobile Home Park, a 45 unit establishment, which became a source of great memories for his family. Though he sold the park in his retirement, his children and grandchildren continue to boast of the many ingenious ways Ted made the park a resort-like family community. In his retirement, Mr. Handy enjoyed working for Walt’s crabs in Pennsville and volunteering at Habitat for Humanity ReStore with his daughter, Delsea. Finally Ted was a longtime, devoted member of the Cross Point Wesleyan Church in Carneys Point. A Memorial Service for Howard T. Handy will be held Saturday, December 18 the Cross Point Wesleyan Church, 333 Georgetown Road, Carneys Point, NJ. Visitation will be from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Service will begin at 4:00. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wesleyan Church in his name.
On December 11, 2021, Howard T. Handy (Ted) went peacefully home to the Lord. Born on December 4, 1929, Ted celebrated his 92nd birthday in his home, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by the love of his life, Edith (Edie),... View Obituary & Service Information
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