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Walter, age 80, was born in Hackensack, NJ. He resided in Corning, NY. Mr. Hand departed this life on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. He was employed as a Postal Worker for The United States Postal Service. He was a United States Army Veteran. He also served in the United States Marine Corps. He was predeceased by his wife Verdale Hand, parents Benjamin and Armanda (Harper) Mathis Hand, brother: Mark Mathis and sisters: Lorraine Green and Vivian Roberts. He is survived by his son: Alfonso Hand and adopted son: Anthony Gresham, daughters: Donna Hansford and Sharlene Gresham, brothers: Robert Hand and Benjamin Hand Jr., sister: Doris Mc Cain, three grandchildren: Christopher Hansford, Emani and Synai Mc Nair, son-in-law: Johnny Hansford, brother-in-law: Rev. W. Louis Mc Dowell, sisters-in-law: Elizabeth, Barbara and Ruby Hand and Emma Carter, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, friend and neighbors. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate his life on Sunday, November 18, 2012, 8 PM at The Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church 163 Autumn St., Passaic, NJ. Interment: East Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may visit: 6-8 PM at the church. Arrangements by: The Carnie P. Bragg Funeral 143 Myrtle Ave., Passaic, NJ.
Published in The Record/Herald News on Nov. 16, 2012