Richard “Dick” A. Handville, 65

Richard “Dick” A. Handville
Richard “Dick” A. Handville

Richard “Dick” A. Handville, 65, of Hannibal died Thursday after a long battle with lung disease at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Syracuse.

Dick graduated from Elbridge High School and served in the Navy from 1963 to 1967 as a flight director on the USS Saratoga and the USS Essex. Dick was a pole barn builder for more than 33 years and was also the North East Regional Sales Manager for Stockade Buildings, Inc.

He had enjoyed big game and prairie dog hunting, camping and motor home traveling with many friends and family. Dick was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed.

Surviving: his wife of 38 years, Sharon Talcott Handville; sons, Chad of AZ., Jason of Seneca Falls, Jeffery (Melanie) of Phoenix and Robert Champion of Jordan; step-sons James Putnam of Oswego and Steven Putnam of Hannibal; daughters, Rebecca (Ken) Empey of Chadwick and Danie (Edward) Maynes of Fulton; four brothers, Ronn, James, Gregory, and Raymond; 3 sisters, Cheryl Barbara and Cindi; 22 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are Saturday 12 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. with a 6 p.m. service to immediately follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga Street, Hannibal. Private entombment will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. My deepest sympathy to the whole Handville family. I knew Dick and he was a great guy, but i haven’t seen you all in awhile i do still think of you all sense i lived in Sterling Valley and remember the farm your dad & mom had and i grew up with all of you. So my heart goes out to you. Dick will never be forgotten. Sharon i know you will have a lot of great memories you two had together.

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