Gordon F. Handshaw, who served as Chief of Miller Place Fire Department in 1988 and Commissioner in the MPFD for over 20 years, passed Sunday.
Handshaw led the effort to build a Miller Place Fire Department Substation that now stands on Miller Place Yaphank Road. He was named Fire Safety Educator of the Year in 1996 and gave 40 years of service to the Miller Place and Stony Brook Fire Departments.
He was the beloved husband of RoseMarie, loving father of Darran and his fiancée Stefanie, and Daniel Handshaw, and devoted brother of Christine, George, Claudia, Garry and Carol.
Reposing will be at the O.B. Davis Funeral Homes. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Firematic services will be held Tuesday at 8 p.m. The funeral service will take place Wednedsay at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Suffolk County Fire Safety Educators Assn., P.O Box 460, Yaphank, N.Y. 11980, would be appreciated.