Richard A. Handschumacher

Died: Tue., Jan. 2, 2018

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 Richard Arthur Handschumacher, P.E, - Fluid Valve Industry Leader and Veteran of WWII who passed away peacefully in Tuckerton, NJ on January 2, 2018 at the age of 97.

Richard Handschumacher was an industrial fluid valve industry leader and retired President of Handschumacher Associates – Technical Management Consultants. Long associated with companies like Blue Bell, PA based Yarway Corporation and ITT Grinnell Valve Company based in Providence, RI, he retired from corporate life as VP/Dir of Engineering. He also served terms as Director of First Executive Corp and Obdike Company and was also a past President/Chairman of Philadelphia Section of ASME and ANSI standards core activities. He received the Man of the Year award in 1983 from the Valve Manufacturers Association and served in the USA International Executive Service Corps.

Born in Philadelphia, Handschumacher was a graduate of Abington, HS, a B.S. graduate of Drexel Institute of Technology and received his MBA in 1950.

During World War II he served as a decorated Army combat veteran in the European Theater as Captain in the 28th Infantry Division. Following the end of the war, he continued service in a Military Government Reserve Unit near Philadelphia.

As a former resident of Oreland, PA, Handschumacher was also known for his philanthropic work as President of the Springfield (Montco) Township School Board and Library Board.

He was a world traveler, an avid tennis player in Florida, New England skier at age 92, a boater in Barnegat Bay, NJ and sailor in Narragansett Bay, RI.

He is survived by one brother & sister-in-law, his 4 children- Dick, his wife Judith, Glen, Christine, her husband Bill, & Rex and his wife Deborah, along with  many nieces & nephews, 7 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

He was married for over 65+ years to his wife Betty who he will now join in Heaven and he will be greatly missed by all of his family.

Donations are welcomed on his behalf to the Alzheimer’s Association online at:, by phone at (888) 272-3900 or by check in the mail to: Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011
Washington, D.C. 20090-6011

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