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Shirley Ray Hand

August 27, 1934 September 7, 2020
Shirley Ray Hand
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Shirley Ray Hand, age 86, of Millcreek Twp., passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Clearfield, PA on August 27, 1934, daughter of the late Allen Hand and Vila Gelnett Lamm. Shirley resided in Erie for most of her life, having also previously lived in Arizona and Florida.
Shirley was a 1952 graduate of Clearfield High School. After a long and dedicated career, she retired in 1996 from Inland Container Company. A member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Shirley was active with the bereavement committee and altar guild. She enjoyed shopping trips and lunches with her friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, William Lamm and her beloved daughter, Lori M. Hand.
Survivors include her dear cousin, Betsy Leonhard (Tom) and family of La Plata, MD; local cousins, Dorothy Johnson, Emmie Loomis and Eunice Applequist; close friends: Judi Dale of North East, Cindy Gregorzewski of Millcreek Twp. and the Juliano Family.
As per Shirley’s request, no calling hours will be observed. A private interment was held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery where she was laid to rest next to her daughter. Memorial contributions may be designated to Because You Care, Inc. (animal rescue and pet adoption), PO Box 54, McKean, PA 16426 or to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Harborcreek.

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Event Information

A private graveside ceremony will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Cemetery Details


Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery Final Resting Place

2601 Norcross Road
Erie, PA 16510

2601 Norcross Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Because You Care, Inc.

6041 West Road
McKean, PA 16426

Shriner's Hospital

1645 W 8th St.
Erie, PA 16505

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