Cora Handrich

Obituary of Cora Handrich

(Middleport/Medina)  Cora E. Handrich age 100 entered into eternal rest on February 16, 2018.  Born in Lyndonville she was one of five daughters of the late Frank and Alice (Thompson) Howes, who moved to Lyndonville from Catfield England.

Cora recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by family and friends at the Willows in Medina where she resided for the past several years after moving from Lakewood Village in Medina.

She was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Middleport, Ladies Auxiliary of the Middleport Fire Department and the Medina Moose Club.  She and her late husband Melvin, of 50 years, loved to travel around the country and often wintered on the West Coast of Florida.  Cora retired after 35 years of service with Harrison Radiator Division of GM in Lockport.  She loved playing tennis, golf, bowling, and was on several leagues during her life time.  She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, fashion, playing cards with friends and entertaining. 

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her sisters Alberta Herriven, Phyllis Miller, Doris Day-Hall, Mildred Thompson; nephew Lee Herriven.  Survived by nieces Kathy Keller of NC, Christine (Rick) McGaughey of VA, Edith Rock of OR; nephews Gary (Beverly) Herriven of Barker, Douglas (Carol Ann) Herriven of Middleport, Rodney (Joanne) Herriven of Lockport; dear friends Margaret and Jim Lustumbo, Sandy and Gordie Smith and their sons Timothy (Susan), Paul and Jamie (Mari), Gordy Herman and Pat Volkosh as well several great-nieces and nephews around the country.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church 133 Telegraph Rd. in Middleport from 9:30am-10:00am where her Funeral Service will follow at 10:00am.  Burial will be in Bates Rd. Cemetery in the Spring.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, PO Box 489, Albion NY 14411.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace and Heath Funeral Home, Middleport.