David L. Handy – 5/13/2022

May 16th, 2022

David L. “Heads” Handy, 59, of Trainer passed away on Friday, May 13th at his home.   He was born in Chester and raised and educated in Trainer where he was a graduate of Chichester High School with the class of 1980.  David worked as a custodian at Marcus Hook Elementary School until his recent retirement in April.

David loved music.  He was a big fan of Pink Floyd and he also liked to play the guitar.  He was also a huge fan of the Washington Redskins Football team.  David was predeceased by his parents, David and Nellie Handy; sister, Deborah Handy.  He is survived by his sisters, Donna and Darlene Handy; nieces, Deborah Stewart, Deanna Handy, and Madison Handy; nephew, Matthew Handy; great-niece, Alani Oakley; life-long friend, Mark Andrews.

Friends and family are invited to his viewing on Friday, May 20th from 10am-12pm.  His funeral service and burial will follow graveside at Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA.

29 thoughts on “David L. Handy – 5/13/2022

  1. Dearest Dave,
    The world will never be the same now that you are gone.
    There is this huge empty space where you used to be.
    You gave so much to so many.
    I will forever treasure our friendship.
    My heart is broken knowing that I said my last farewell to you when you were buried. 💔
    Love you ever so much, Carol Herman

  2. One of the happiest people I’ve known in my life, always laughing. I can still hear it. I’ve known Dave/heads for so many of the best.. Rest in laughter my friend.

  3. So many lives impacted, each hall way, picture drawn and simple, caring conversation with every student and person you spoke with! What a great loss to our community. My Uncle Stevie loved you I hope you get to see him up there. God bless your family ❤️

  4. After the first sad days after Daves passing,I started to be able to smile a little, thinking of Daves heavenly reunions with family and friends that had passed before him.As everybody knows,Dave had friends from a greatly diverse group of people,alot of whom can be referred to as ” real characters”.I know I speak for many when I say rest easy my friend.

  5. To one of the nicest, kindness, respectful person you would ever meet.
    I was fortunate enough to know Dave (Heads) growing up in Trainer from
    little league through High School and after. I know if I was having a bad day
    I could cruise to 3rd street and find Dave and a couple of his friends put some good music on and ride around.But most of all Dave to taught me friendship. You will be missed.

  6. R.I.P.Heads.I can still see your smile n hear you laughing.You will definitely be missed by many, myself included.

  7. To one of the nicest,kindness,respectful person you would ever want to meet.
    I was fortunate enough to know Dave (Heads) growing up in Trainer from little
    league through high school and after. I know if I was ever having a bad day I could cruise down 3rd street and find Dave and a couple of his friends put some good music on ride around . But most of all Dave you taught me friendship.You will be missed.
    (Trainer forever)
    Tom (CHIP) Smith

  8. Yo!! Heads!! Will totally miss u my brother!! U were the kindest and most thoughtful of all- will truly miss u- HEART AND SOUL!!

  9. Our Deepest Sympathy to Dave’s family. Growing up Dave (Heads) was ALWAYS at our house, almost every day and night, best friends with my brother, John and friends with my brothers Dave & Ed too. My mother & stepfather loved him, he went on alot of our summer vacations with us down the Chesapeake. He is in most all of my memories of the good times growing up. I can remember like it was yesterday, waking up & going downstairs and he would be at the kitchen table with my mother (Rita) having tea & toast with her, I always thought that was so funny. He was always a good person and I know there is a special place in heaven for him. We love you Dave (Heads) RIP

  10. Growing up I thought Dave (Heads) was my brother from another mother, he was ALWAYS at my families house, best friends with my brother John Friel & my brothers David & Ed. He went on a lot of our family vacations with us. He also was best man at Dumps wedding (another bro from another mother). My fav. memory though is waking up to Heads in the kitchen having tea & toast w/my mother Rita & our stepfather. Heads will always be in most of my best memories of us all growing up together. Always was a good person & I know there is a special place for him in heaven. We love you. RIP Dave

  11. My Brother, we have been through so much elementary school, Jr high, high school and beyond. So many great memories. I know your looking down on us all with that smile of yours myheart go’s out to Don a and Bennie and the rest of the family. Until we meet again love you my brother.

  12. Gone to soon! One of the better men who I was blessed to know. Sending my condolences to his family.

  13. The earth lost a great man but heaven is gaining a true angel. I’ll always hold the memories and long talks deep in my hear Dave May you Rest In Peace

  14. RIP Mr.Dave!! You will dearly be missed by jay Nate and myself. Nate is heart broken he won’t be able to see you in school anymore. You loved him like he was your own. Thank you for always looking out for him. Jay and I are going to miss seeing your face down at Maxis and I’m going to miss the good ole teddy bear hug of yours.. ❤️😢❤️😢

    Our prayers to the Handy family and his friends🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️

  15. My deepest sympathy you were and amazing person and a great Neighbor and you will be truly missed and never forgotten my heart goes out to his family 🙏🙏 🌹💔 forever in are hearts
    Love Jill & Matthew

  16. Our friend Dave a gentle giant will sadly be missed so grateful for the fun times that we had and spent at Marcus Hook Elementary, they’ve always had funny and a positive word to say. He will be very missed

    • Dave was one of the nicest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing he was alway’s polite and respectful he was an all around nice guy he will be missed. RIP My Friend

  17. Heads,

    You will be missed. Tell my Dad and Patrick hello for us. May you Rest In Peace Heads. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

  18. I’m soo sorry for such a good man to be gone too soon. I’m sorry for you grief and loss. You will be forever missed… 💛 ❤️

  19. I will always remember our times cleaning at Marcus hook elementary. You always made me laugh. A good man.

  20. So sad …condolences to the family. RIP Heads you were truly one of a kind … many memories of past days hanging in Hook, lots of laughter for sure🙏

  21. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs so sorry for your Loss .
    David will always live in our Hearts 🙏

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