Robert L. Hand, 80


Robert L. Hand, 80, of Airport Road, Corry, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010, in Meadville Medical Center.

He was born in Corry on December 2, 1929, a son of the late Fred and Hazel Church Hand.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Miles Hand, in 1982. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Hazel Hand, Eleanor Swarm and Catherine Cramer; and four brothers, Richard, Charles, Donald and Alfred Hand.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jean McCray Root Hand, whom he married in Jamestown, N.Y., on November 29, 1982.

He is also survived by a daughter, Debby Pierson and her husband, Mike, of Corry; two stepdaughters, Connie Flowers and her husband, Tom, of Jamestown, N.Y., and Chris Cobb and her husband, Jerry, of Corry; a stepson, Dick Root and his wife, Charmaine, of Spartansburg; nine grandchildren, including Jason Pierson and Kelly Gates; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.