SMETHPORT — Earl A. “Budd” Hand, 68, of E. Water St.passed away on Wednesday (April 13, 2022) surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Feb. 25, 1954 he was the son of Ernest R. and Eleanor Parker Hand. On Nov. 24, 1984 he married Sandra Gummo who preceded him in death on May 24, 2012.
Budd was a 1972 graduate of Allegany, N.Y. High School, and then was enlisted in the U.S. Navy as an engine mechanic from 1973 until 1977. He also served in Vietnam on U.S.S. Forrestal. Budd was a lifetime resident of the Eldred Area and used to reside on Slack Hollow. He was previously employed as a machinist at Case Cutlery.
He was a member of the Eldred American Legion and the Office of Home Building Association. Budd loved fishing, working in the wood shop and radio boats. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are four sons, Christopher (Kimberly) Hand of Bradford, Matthew (Angie) Hand of Friendship, NY., Zachery (Amanda) Hand of Scio, N.Y., and Timothy Hand of Port Allegany; one sister, Patricia Nichols of Union City; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death including his wife are one son, Buddy Hand in 1985; and one daughter, Alicia Treat in 2017; one brother, Ernest Hand in 2016 and one sister, Julia Hand in 1940.
Friends will be invited to attend a Celebration of Life service, at a later date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldred Area Little League.
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