Handschy, Lloyd Dane
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Aug. 28, 1921 - Sep. 27, 2013
Lloyd Dane Handschy, 92, of Venice, FL, died on Sep. 27, 2013.
He was born Aug. 28, 1921, the son of Margaret & Lloyd C. Handschy. He grew up in New Concord, OH and attended Muskingum University before joining the Marine Corps during WWII. Major Handschy, a fighter pilot, flew Corsairs in the Pacific Theater, earning the Air Medal with four stars, a Purple Heart, and a Letter of Commendation with two stars.
At the end of WWII, while stationed in Columbia, SC he met Dale Hood who became his wife. Dane was recalled during the Korean War flying Marine Artillery Observation Aircraft earning a Purple Heart, Air Medals with stars, UN Ribbon, Gold Star & the Distinguished Flying Cross for helping save a downed pilot behind enemy lines. He lived in Akron, OH for many years and was commanding officer of his Marine Air Corps Reserve unit. He was manager of the US Goodyear Aviation Products distribution division, flying himself on business trips in the Goodyear planes. For five years he was transferred to Huntington, LI, NY where he belonged to Huntington Yacht Club. After early retirement, he joined Moragne Construction Company, a family-owned road construction business and relocated to Columbia, SC. While in Columbia, Dane was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church & Spring Valley Country Club. He had resided in Venice, FL since 1994, belonging to Plantation Golf and Country Club. He was an avid pilot taking pride in his wartime flying, in his piloting of the Goodyear Planes on his business trips, and in his years flying his own Cardinal RG. In later years golfing became his passion, with a love of both Plantation golf courses. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dale Hood Handschy; his daughter, Linda Handschy of Stratham, NH; his sister, Martha Graham of Zanesville, OH; and many nieces and nephews. National Cremation & Burial Society is in charge. At the request of the family, there will be no local services. Memorial donations may be made to the
, to Tidewell Hospice or to the Plantation Community Foundation.
Published in Herald Tribune from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2013