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