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Albert O'Handley

AMENIA — Albert O’Handley, 78, of Massillon, Ohio, and formerly of Amenia, passed away Dec. 29, 2009, at the Meadow Wind Health Care Center. He was born June 2, 1931, in Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of the late Sarah and Angus  O’Handley. He was the husband of Betty O’Handley, to whom he was married for 33 years.

He was employed as a construction foreman with Mohawk Harvestore for 30 years, retiring in 1994. Albert proudly served our country in the United States Army. He enjoyed woodworking and would often make trinkets and give them to family and friends. He will be deeply missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Teresa MacNeil of Nova Scotia; two stepchildren, Steven Burdette of Orrville, Ohio, and Susan Switzer of Burwick, Pa.; five grandchildren, Erika Carrubba of North Carolina, Joshua Switzer of Danbury, Conn., Kolton Burdette of Orrville, and Chelsea Cooper and Mackenzie Switzer, both of Burwick.   

He was predeceased  by his son, Gregory Joseph O’Handley; two brothers, Dan and Hugh O’Handley; and an infant daughter.

In honoring his wishes, Albert will be cremated and there will be no services. The Reed Funeral Home of Canton, Ohio, has charge of the arrangements.  To send condolences or share a fond memory, go online to reedfuneralhome.com.

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