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PHOENIX, Ariz. - Mark James Hand, age 61, a former resident of Wellsville, died May 2, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.

Mark spent a wonderful childhood in Wellsville with close cousins, neighborhood friends and where he graduated from High School. Mark was very active in the Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout and managing the Wolf Creek Camp. He attended Brockport State College and worked for various companies including Air Preheater, Marathon Steel, Arizona Electrical and Power as well as the PSP Company. Mark enjoyed antiquing, Native American culture, sailing, skiing, hiking, nature, good music, good food and the company of good friends.

Mark is survived by his mother, Marjorie Hand of Wellsville and his stepmother, Joanie Hand of Wellsville; 2 sisters, Nancy (Dan) Brooks of Penn Yan, and Sue Hand of Wellsville; stepsister, Kathy (Holgar) Kurschner of Wellsville; stepbrother, Jeff (Beth) Marsh of Wellsville; nephews, Brent Perkins of Trumansburg, T Jay (Ruth) Mott of Goose Creek, S.C., and Jeffrey Crowner of Wellsville; a great-niece, Gabrielle Mott of South Carolina; special friends and care givers, Kyle Kimmel, Tuan Nyguan, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Charles Davison of Superior, Ariz.; furry family members, Powder and Tulip.

Mark was predeceased by his Father, James G. Hand; a brother, Ronald J. Hand; stepfather, Robert Owen and 2 uncles, Robert Hand and Raymond Hunt.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday (July 15, 2014) from 5-7 p.m. at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery and memorials in Mark's name may be made to the . To leave online Condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Published in Wellsville Daily Reporter on July 12, 2014
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