John Handschuh, 86 years old of Maple Glen, PA passed away on August 25, 2019 surrounded by his family at home. John is survived by Rosemarie the love of his life!! John & Rosemarie enjoyed a 63 year marriage and created a legacy of love & family that will live for generations to come. John was born in Philadelphia, son of Edwin Young & Rosalia Schild.
After graduating from Girard College, John was in the Army and served his country from 1953 - 1955. John's entrepreneurial spirit led to the creation of Doorwares Associates where he and his son Jim worked side by side until his retirement in 2005. John had a passion for woodworking. He could build and fix anything. He loved cars especially his Street Rod. John & Rosemarie enjoyed years of car club adventures. John especially loved time with his family, he was a true gentleman and an amazing role model to all. We will take the gifts he gave us and walk through life knowing we truly had one of the greatest teachers to grace this earth! He will be missed more than we can put into words.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by his children, Karen Pleasants, John (Maryanne), Ed (Elle), Jim, Maureen and Mark Pleasants, his grandchildren Michael, Lisa, Eddie, Johnnie, Michael, Erica, Jimmie, Brian and Emily and his great-grandchildren Gavin, James, Alucard and Hank, and his sister Rose Grolnick. John is preceded in death by his sisters Anna Husen, Josephine Connolly, and Elizabeth Reutter and his brothers Joseph, Frank, Anthony and Charles Handschuh and his grandson Matthew.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, September 3rd from 6 to 8 pm at Schneider's Funeral Home, 431 North York Road, Hatboro PA and on Wednesday, September 4th from 10:30 to 11:30 for viewing and funeral service. John will be buried with military honors at Washington Crossing National Cemetery in Newtown PA, following the viewing and funeral services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Girard College Alumni Association at 2101 South Girard Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19121 in John's memory.
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