Earl D. Handy, Jr., of Doylestown passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his home. He was 89.
The Bucks County artist was born in Buckingham and moved to Doylestown in 1941. Earl graduated from Doylestown High School in 1948 and studied art at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. He finished art school in 1952 and then served in the United States Army, having trained in MP school at Camp Gordon, Georgia and worked in a Training Aids Department until his discharge in 1960.
Earl then worked as a free lance artist, working out of his home and in art studios in Philadelphia doing commercial art for large companies such as AT & T, du Pont, Black & Decker, Sun Oil, Curtis Publishing, INA, McNeil, Robec Distributors and Rohm & Haas to name a few.
In l956 he married Florence J. Schultz. When it cam time to retire, Earl kept busy doing water colors, landscapes and portraits. He also did his own framing and primitive sculpture.
In addition to his wife Florence, he is survived by his two sons: Earl and James; two granddaughters: Lauren and Allison; four great-grandchildren: Eli, Owen, Onyx and Zoë and his brother, Larry F. Handy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl D. and Ruby M. Handy and his older brother, William L. Handy.
Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial service 12 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Doylestown where the family will receive guests from 11 a.m., until the time of the service. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Earl’s name may be made to: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 301 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901