Mr. Rufus J. Handy

  • BORN: February 11, 1929
  • DIED: October 7, 2014
  • LOCATION: Odenton, Maryland

On October 7, 2014, Rufus Joseph Handy of Odenton passed away surrounded by his loving family. He was 85. Devoted husband of 63 years to Mary D. Handy (nee Jones); Beloved father of Patricia A. Montgomery (and Donald) of Gambrills, Althea M. Handy of Baltimore City, Randolph J. Handy (and Kim Latimore) of Philadelphia, Karen J. Handy of Washington, D.C., and Darryl C. Handy (and Tara) of Bethesda; Cherished grandfather of 9 and great-grandfather of 5. He was predeceased by his son Carl Handy and his brothers and sisters.

Rufus was born on February 11, 1929 in Louisiana and lived in Odenton for the last 46 years. He proudly served his country as a Verbatim Stenographer for the United States Army until he retired after 21 years of service. He then worked for Prudential for 15 years before starting his own seafood business, Handy Seafood. Rufus was a member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus #5263 and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports and playing tennis. He also had a fond appreciation of jazz music. Most especially, Rufus loved spending time with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to The Development Office at Stella Maris, 2300 Dulaney Valley Road, Timonium, MD 21093.
Thank you.

  • October 15, 2014
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Donaldson Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A.
  • 1411 Annapolis Road
  • Odenton, MD 21113
  • (410) 672-2200
  • Get Directions
Funeral Mass
  • October 16, 2014
    11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • 1283 Odenton Road
  • Odenton, MD 21113
  • Get Directions
  • October 16, 2014
    1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
  • Maryland Veterans Cemetery - Crownsville
  • 1122 Sunrise Beach Road
  • Crownsville, MD 21032
  • (410) 987-6320
  • Get Directions


“ The Handy Family have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, Rufus Handy. With deepest sympathy. The Footman Family ”

Posted by: Carolyn Footman - Baltimore, MD

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