June 17, 1929 – July 8, 2022 (age 93)
Stanley Floyd Handzel Sr., age 93, of Newburgh NY, peacefully passed from this life on July 8, 2022 and went to meet his Lord and Savior. He was at home surrounded by his loving wife, family and faithful dogs Trixie and Nickoli.
In 1929, Stanley was born in Johnson City NY to Frank and Anna (Kascsak) Handzel.
Stan enjoyed his childhood running the fields of his hometown with his friends. He enjoyed playing football and other sports at Johnson City High school. After Graduating he joins the Army and proudly served his country. He traveled Europe and enjoyed learning the ways and culture of the area. Photography was a lifetime love as was adventure.
Upon discharge, he joined the International Typographical Union (ITU). He Continued his education with courses from ITU , attended
Rochester Institute of Technology and spent a long career in the Newspaper business until his retirement.
In 1961 Stan married Bernice (Markiewicz) of Factoryville PA. They enjoyed 61 happily married years and raised a family. He and Bernice enjoyed vacationing though out the United States and Europe, with a favorite memory being the trip to see the White Cliffs of Dover. He enjoyed an ocean cruise with his son Stanley, learning to scuba dive with his daughter Lisa, and a trip to Hawaii with his daughter Jill. He cherished the many activities with his grand/great grand children.
He is survived by his devoted and loving Bernice, his children Stanley Handzel Jr (wife Donna), Lisa ( Husband Roy) Jill Handzel , His grand children Tyler Handzel, Alexandria Krol and great grandson Salem.
He is predeceased by his parents, and his sisters Anna, Mary, Helen, Martha, and Frances as well as his nephews Bob Handzel Sr and Harold Panzic. Stan had numerous Nieces and nephews too great to mention but enjoyed seeing every one of them.
Date and time of graveside service will be announced once determined by the family.
In lieu of flowers please make Memorial donations to Stanley’s favorite charities: Operation Smiles, Disabled American Veterans and/or Walden Humane Society.
Special Thank you to the VA Visiting Volunteers and others who stopped by to visit. To his family and all he knew, Stanley wishes Love and Peace. And a special message to Mary Jane – “Thank you.”