Erna M. Handyside

January 28, 1946 - November 23, 2023

Erna M. Handyside
Age 77, of Cranberry Township, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 23, 2023 surrounded by her loved ones. Born January 28, 1946, daughter of the late George and Erna Kraus. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth Handyside; Loving mother of John (Nancy), Ken (Candace), and Jason; gram of Christine( James), Dr. Emilee (Marshall), Chris, and Kenny. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends who will all miss her dearly.

Erna was a successful entrepreneur, a dedicated member of her church and community, and a woman of compassion to anyone in need. She enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends with good food and better conversation. During her infrequent downtime, she enjoyed the front porch swing at the family camp in northern PA. She was a lover of adventure and truly the matriarch of the family.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday from 4-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry Township, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. A Blessing Service will be held Tuesday at 10am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at NorthSide Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in Erna’s name to Divine Grace Parish Angel Fund.

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  • Bob Lauro

    Deepest Sympathy to family.

    Bob Lauro

  • John Emanuel

    Aunt Erna was fiercely loyal, loved harder then anyone I knew & had the biggest smile that you could hear though a phone call! I’m going to deeply miss our weekly phone calls with her saying “love you honey, till next time”.

    My heart is breaking that I can’t be with my Handyside, side of the family.

  • Jeff & Alison Scott

    John, Nancy & Family,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss.
    Praying for all of you,
    Jeff& Ali Scott

  • Sally Bassett

    Erna was married to my stepbrother Ken. I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the family at your loss of your mother, gram, and offer my prayers for her eternal reward. I remember her as a very kind, warm, giving and happy person. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Steve and Linnea

    We are so so sorry for your loss. We are praying for yall to have God’s peace during these sad days. Its never easy to lose our loved ones. But we will see them again one day and live together for all eternity with God. We love yall and hope to see you soon. ❤🙏❤


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