|Birth: ||Sep. 20, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2011|
Paul L. Handwork, age 82, of Mansfield passed away after a brief illness on Sunday evening March 6, 2011 at home.
Born September 20, 1928 in West Salem, Paul was the son of Don and Florence (Lewis) Handwork. A Marine and WWII veteran Paul served in China. He was honorably discharged in 1947. Just a year later he married Faythe Richert on July 3, 1948.
Paul worked for Allied Van Lines, Mayflower Trucking and served 16 years with the Mansfield City Fire Department.
Following his retirement Paul worked for McDonalds and Burger King.
He enjoyed designing flower gardens and was a member of the Kingwood Men's Garden Club. Paul even designed a special flower garden in honor of his and Faythe's 50th wedding anniversary.
A member of the Browns Backers, Sunday afternoons often included Paul cheering for his Cleveland Browns.
He was an active member of St. Marks Lutheran Church where he served on church counsel and taught Sunday school. He and Faythe were youth group advisers to the Luther League.
Paul was also past president of the Lexington Band Boosters.
The center of his family, Paul cherished time together with them. He loved playing cards especially poker.
Paul is survived by his wife Faythe Handwork of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law Keith and Dawn Handwork of Crawfordsville, Indiana; grandchildren Corisa and Tony Welch and Mindy and Lamin Sangyang; four step grandchildren; five great grandchildren Esaidre, Ciona, Exavier, Rakeem, and Jessee; several step great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Gail Handwork of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his son Greg Handwork; sister Nora Handwork and brother Don Handwork.
The family will receive friends Wednesday March 9, 2011 from 4-7pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where funeral services will be Thursday at 11am. The Rev. Jonathan Steingass will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to St. Marks Lutheran Church or Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.
The Handwork family extends a special thanks to Hospice of North Central Ohio of their compassionate services.
Faythe J Richert Handwork (1928 - 2012)*
Gregory A Handwork (1950 - 2008)*
Oak Grove Memorial Park
Maintained by: Charles H Handwork
Originally Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Mar 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66676830
Added: Mar. 9, 2011