Richard Handler, 86, died on June 6 with his family by his side. Richard was born September 9, 1935, in Philadelphia to Jack and Anna Handler and grew up in Strawberry Mansion section of the city. He remained in the general area his entire life, including 30+ on Bonner Street in the Northeast and the last 14 at Centennial Station in Warminster. Richard graduated from Northeast High School in 1953 and went to Temple University to study business. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces having served in the Army, though did not see any combat. He met his wife, Marilyn, in 1962 and they were married later that year in September. Richard was a salesman by both nature and by occupation, working for various textile manufacturers. his success in his trade allowed him to travel extensively and meet many interesting people through his work. His interests including playing cards, reading and collecting coupons. He was the proud keeper of his so-called "war room" of merchandise that he acquired at extreme discounts. Richard kept a active lifestyle and loved spending time with his friends and growing family and watching his beloved local sports teams (especially the Eagles and Phillies). Richard will be remembered for his good nature, deep devotion to those he loved and his wonderful, albeit off-color sense of humor.
Richard is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughter Jill (Sean). son Adam (Rachel), 6 grandchildren (Bethann, Nicholas, Danielle, Kyle, Caroline, Daniel) and 5 great grandchildren. A graveside services will be held on Thursday June 9th at 1 PM at the Shalom Memorial Park in Huntingdon Valley. He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.