Russell W. Hand Jr.

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Russell W. Hand Jr., age 75, Forsyth Road, DuBois, Pa., died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, at his home.
Born March 3, 1941, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late Russell W. Hand Sr. and Ida (Ledger) Hand.
On April 23, 1960, he married Linda (Johnston) Hand. She survives.
Russell was the owner and operator of Hand Drilling for many years and previous to that, he worked for Forsyth Drilling for 20 years.
He was a member of the Sandy Township Oklahoma Fire Department. He was a life member of the I.P.& S. Club. He was also a member of the Pulaski Club. He loved hunting and fishing and old western movies. He loved to be outdoors and travel, but most of all, he loved to work and spend time with his grandchildren.
Russell is survived by his children: Lori Berasi and her husband, Robert of Force, Pa., Raymond Hand of DuBois, Pa., Edward Hand and his wife, Pamela of Emporium, Pa., and Jamie "Joe" Hand of DuBois, Pa.; a sister, Annabelle "Rose" Witherite of Luthersburg, Pa.; four brothers: James Robbins of DuBois, Pa., John "Whitey" Robbins of DuBois, Pa.; Robert Hand of DuBois, Pa.; and William Hand of Thailand; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Russell Hand III and Steven M. Johnston.
There will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be placed with any organization for the betterment of children.
Online condolences may be sent to
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium
211 S Main St
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2040
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Published in The Courier Express from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2016