PeterWil­fred Han­d­ley

The Herald Sun - - Obituaries -

JAN­UARY 1, 1937 - NOVEM­BER 6, 2018 DURHAM

Peter Wil­fred Han­d­ley, 81, passed away Tues­day, Novem­ber 6, 2018 at home sur­rounded by fam­ily. Born Jan­uary 1, 1937 in Stoke- On-Trent, Eng­land, the son of the late Wil­fred and Eileen Han­d­ley and the el­dest si­b­ling to the late Phillip and Pa­trick. Peter’s ca­reer as an en­gi­neer took him around the world af­ford­ing him the op­por­tu­nity to play on the na­tional cricket team in Ghana and led him to work on the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tel in Dubai, UAE. It was there Peter met and later mar­ried his wife, Wafa, on Au­gust 3, 1974. They wel­comed their sons Steven in Ja­maica and Si­mon in Eng­land. The Han­d­ley fam­ily moved to the United States in 1981 where Peter was proud to be nat­u­ral­ized as a US Ci­ti­zen six years later. Chapel Hill be­came home un­til Peter’s love of golf brought him to Durham where he resided on a golf course along­side many great friends. Peter spent re­tire­ment dot­ing on his grow­ing fam­ily, avidly read­ing, trav­el­ing, en­joy­ing Raider Sun­days, and par­tic­i­pat­ing in the lo­cal coun­try club. Peter is sur­vived by his wife Wafa of Durham, son Steven and wife Melissa of Char­lotte, son Si­mon of Durham and two grand­chil­dren, Gra­cen and Brooks. Ar­range­ments are be­ing­made by Cle­ments Fu­neral Home in Durham, NC. The fu­neral ser­vices will be held at Grey Stone Church, 2601 Hills­bor­ough Rd, Durham on Tues­day, Novem­ber 13, 2018 at 11AM fol­lowed by the in­ter­ment in Maple­wood Ceme­tery. The Han­d­ley fam­ily re­quests any do­na­tions in Peter’s honor be sent to Duke Hos­pice Care.

The fam­ily is be­ing as­sisted by Cle­ments Fu­neral and Cre­ma­tion Ser­vices, Inc. in Durham. On­line con­do­lences may be sent to www.clements­fu­ner­alser­vice.com

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