John Handlon
June 19, 1960 - July 26, 2011
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JOHN GORDON HANDLON, 51 of Charlotte Harbor, Florida died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Tidewell Hospice, Arcadia, FL. He was born June 19, 1960 in Punta Gorda, Florida and was a lifetime resident of Charlotte County. John was a concrete mason and a Catholic. Survived by two sons, Ryan Handlon and Jimmy Handlon of Punta…

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Julie Kantner left a message on August 5, 2011:
John was a good man,he always made sure that his sons wre provided for..He was a very hard worker.I went to see him at the Hospice House we talked about his family,showed me pictures of his Grandson Logan,I could tell he was so proud,,,We talked about his racing days,I remember going to watch him race...He laughted and said" hope it wasn't when I was broke down".I love u John,and u will be truly missed.
James Handlon left a message on August 3, 2011:
John was laid to rest this morning in the Charlotte Harbor Cemetery where many of his relatives have already found peace. God be with him on his journey home. Having been very involved with John's illness and its progression since last Nov. I felt I wanted to say a few words on behalf of the Tidewell Hospice organization. They are without a doubt a blessing to folks like John that are entering their final days on this earth. I simply cannot say how much my family and I appreciated the care they gave John. Always upbeat and smiling, always very attentive to John's needs. He was in the Arcadia facility for his last few months and even as he was failing he found some comfort in being there. They had a gazebo on a pond that he could wheel out to and behind the pond was a cow pasture. He really enjoyed sitting out there to have his smokes and watch the wildlife through binoculars. Deer, cows, hawks, fox and rabbits were frequent visitors to the area. They had flower beds along the walkway and John would help the lady that maintained them by watering and whatever he could do from his wheelchair, gave him a sense of belonging and responsibility. As his mind altered from the disease he went though a period of being a little "difficult". The staff never wavered from giving him the very best of care and support. I love each and every one of them. Without Hospice I feel John's journery would have been one of pain and grief. I just wanted to be sure and recognize Tidewell Hospice for being the wonderful organization they are! Thanks to all his friends. as my older brother so aptly put it at the funeral service, for being his friends and coming to wish him farewell. My little brother is at peace now in a much better place. God bless everyone that cared for him and befriended him. Elwin, 2nd oldest brother.
Dorothy Handlon left a message on August 3, 2011:
One of my most memorable conversations I had with John was how watching the birth of his sons was one of the most wonderful things he had ever experienced. He truly loved being a Dad and it showed in how he spoke of how his boys were his life. Brianna has many fond memories of her uncle John and spending time at the house on Edgewater. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jimmy, Ryan, and to the entire Handlon family for their loss. The service on Monday was a true testament on how much John will be missed by all.
Carolyn and Clyde Nabers left a message on August 3, 2011:
At times like this - Words seem Empty - But our Hearts are full of Love and Caring Thoughts - Wishing You Strength and Comfort - John will always live in our Hearts and Thoughts - Love and Prayers, Carolyn Nabers (cousin) A Friend Loves at All Times - Proverbs 17-17
George Wesley Handlon left a message on August 3, 2011:
I wish to thank everyone who attended the Memorial Service on August 1, 2011, for our brother, John Gordon Handlon. It was a wonderful turnout in his memory and on behalf of our family - we were deeply appreciative that you chose to come there and share in his farewell with us. Sincerely, George Wesley Handlon
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Christina Jines left a message on July 31, 2011:
We made a lot of memories in the past 15 years. You were one of the first people I met moving to Port Charlotte. All the great times at Willie playing pool, throwing darts or just all the long talks we had. To the amazing sand sculptures you made of the turtle and yes of course the "Gator". I will truly miss you my friend. To GATORS family I send you these few memories. I am so sorry for your lost. My you R.I.P. my friend. Love you Gator, Your Friend Christina
Steven Trombley left a message on July 29, 2011:
I met John while I was the owner of Steve's Towing thru the late Todd McLeod @ Todd's shop. I would spend slow work periods @ Todd's shop maintaining my wrecker. John was a close friend of Todd's and would always offer his help @ anytime. We became friends as we shared many interests. It was obvious he was of good character and loved his family. I regret I will be unable to attend his services. The two of them passed way too soon and will be sorely missed by those who were fortunate to have been blessed with their friendship. Rest in peace John and godspeed on your journey into heaven.
Ruth Ann & Dennis left a message on July 29, 2011:
Gator, Rodie,Dennis and I will miss you so much, but you'll be in our hearts forever. All our love to the family and other friends.
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