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James Elliott Hand

July 14, 1925 April 27, 2020
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James Elliott Hand, 94, of Hepburnia, passed away Monday April 27, 2020 at his residence.

Born July 14, 1925 in Curwensville, he was the son of James Milton and Lena Mary (O’Laughlin) Hand. Mr. Hand was retired from North American Refractories Company, was a U.S. Naval Veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Curwensville Alliance Church where he served as Elder Emeritus and had taught Sunday School.

On October 14, 1946 he wed the former Anne Adniski who preceded him in death on November 8, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Rubi Travis, sisters Eva Peoples and Nora McCoy and a brother Harold W. Hand.

Surviving are two children: Janet L. Boyd of Altoona and James E. Hand Jr. and wife Nilsa of Eagle, ID; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother William Hand of Clearfield; and a sister Joyce Perry of York.

There will be no public visitation.

Graveside Services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Lumber City Cemetery, Curwensville, with the Reverend Stephen D. Shields officiating.

A public “Celebration of Life” service will be conducted at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to either any veterans organization or Penn Highlands Hospice

Online condolences may be made to the family at

The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

Cemetery Details


Lumber City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Grandview Road
Lumber City, PA 16833

Grandview Road Lumber City 16833 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Penn Highlands Clearfield Hospice

809 Turnpike Avenue
Clearfield, PA 16830

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