James A. Handyside

James A. Handyside, 23, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, surrounded by his father, sister, and brother-in-law, along with many of his close friends, at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born July 13, 1995, in DuBois, a son of James G. Handyside Jr. and the late Denise A. (Laska) Handyside, who preceded him in death on March 20, 2019.

He was a 2013 graduate from Punxsutawney High School. He enjoyed fishing, dirt bikes, hunting, drifting, baseball, and spending time with his friends and his dog Tucker. He was a member of the NRA.

He worked for Creo Green Energy, LLC as a laborer.

In addition to his father, he is survived by a sister, Ashlie Byler and husband Toby of Punxsutawney; grandparents, Jim and Rose Handyside of Punxsutawney; three uncles, Richard Handyside and wife Marybeth of Camp Hill, PA, Bryan Handyside and wife Jennifer of Camp Hill, PA, Dennis Laska and wife Christina of Greenfield, IN; an aunt, Tammy Hodder and husband George of Elysburg, PA; several cousins, great aunts, and uncles, and his life-long friend Brady Skarbek.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Marie (Quashnock) and Andrew Laska.

Friends will be received from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at the Deeley Funeral Home. A cook out celebrating Jimmy’s life will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Jimmy’s residence.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Punxsutawney.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Jimmy, to the Hunt of a Lifetime, 6297 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com


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