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Byron Handra, Jr.

February 12, 1946 — February 4, 2022

Byron Handra, Jr., 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 4, 2022. He was born February 12, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Charles B. and Edith (Biddle) Handra. Byron was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church in McKeesport, and also a member of R.O.M.E.O.S. He graduated McKeesport High School in 1964 and the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a retired Technical Manager at the Bettis Atomic Laboratory and was an Active Responder at the Three Mile Island Accident in 1979. Byron was a US Navy Vietnam Veteran serving as a proud member of the Seawolves HA(L)-3. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He loved his family and lived for his grandchildren that made him so proud. Byron loved to vacation with his family in Ocean City, NJ. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Monica (Kulasa) Handra, son, Loren (Donna) Handra and daughter, Regan (Chris) Resnik of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Ian, Carson, Sydney and Kailey, sisters, Jill (Mike) Guerra of Liberty Boro, and Lorrie (the late Rick) Mirenzi of Massillon, Ohio, and nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Monday, February 7, 2022 from 4-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 10 am at Mary, Mother of God Parish- Corpus Christi Church. Military Honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The ROMEOS' "Best Man" Scholarship c/o McKeesport Area Education Foundation 3590 O'Neil Blvd. McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be made at
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Monday, February 7, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

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