Allen K. Handy

Allen K. Handy died at The Home of the Good Shepherd on February 10, 2020 just ten days short of his 90th birthday. Born in Schenectady, NY on February 24, 1930, he is predeceased by his parents, E. Edison and Frieda Krom Handy and his brother Edison H. Handy.

Allen served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He worked at Wallace’s Department Store, Denby’s, Vogel Van Lines, and retired from the Center for Disability Services, 25 years ago.

Allen was a life-long active member of the Rotterdam United Methodist Church (formerly Fishers). He served as chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years and was on several other church committees.

Allen was married for 68 years to his wife, Phyllis Handy who survives him. He is also survived by his children Sandra Miller and her husband Joel, David Handy and his wife Paula, and Laurence Handy and his wife Kathy; grandchildren Joel Handy, Todd Handy, Alyssa Gates, Deborah Crouse and Emily Cohen; great grandchildren Flora Gates, Isla Cohen, Eliza Handy, Benjamin and Scarlett Frymoyer. Allen had many nieces and nephews, but Nancy Langlie was especially beloved by him.

A private graveside service will be held in Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in the Spring. Memorial contributions in memory of Allen may be made to the Rotterdam United Methodist Church, 1915 Helderberg Ave. Rotterdam, NY 12306.

Guest Book


Sorry to hear about Al’s passing.
Working with him at the Center was a highlight of my days. He was always kind.
My heart aches for you all

Kathy Handy

Sending you thoughts of peace and tranquility at this time. Allen was strong in faith and lived a long and interesting life with several different occupations. Will keep him in my prayers, and may God Bless all the family.

Best Wishes, and Loving Wishes,
from Kathy Handy

Ronald Knoblauch

Dear Phyllis and family, So sorry for your loss. Allen was a good man he passed the same time as my dad. My dad loved Allen. God bless you all.
Love, Ronald

Nancy Langlie

My beloved Uncle Allen, may you have peace and joy in Heaven and be reunited with my dad and your mom and dad! I will love you always! My heart and love goes out to Sandie, David and Larry and their families.

Faye (Culver) and Steve Zemgulis

So very sorry for the Handy Family’s loss of Allen, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He was a positive presence at Fisher U. Methodist Church for many years.

Dave, Laurie Sparks and family

Larry and family,
our deepest condolences on the loss of your father. Remember the good times.
If you need anything do not hesitate to let us know.

Dave, Laurie Sparks and family