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Donald E. HAND

June 25, 1970 — November 27, 2021

Donald E. HAND, 51, of Citrus Springs, FL, formerly of Galeton, PA, died Saturday, November 27, 2021.

He was born June 25, 1970, in Blossburg, PA.  On August 12, 2006, in Germania, PA, he married the former Angelique “Angie” Geraty, who survives.  A 1989 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School, he was employed by Lobar, Adelphia Communications, and Level 3.  He was primarily employed as an x-ray technician for many years, most recently with National Visual Inspection, Inc.  Don was an avid hunter and fisherman.  His passion was hunting.

Surviving besides his wife, Angie, are:  his mother and step-father, Mary and Ted Orwig of Galeton;  two sons, Matthew Hand of Citrus Springs, FL and Nicholas Hand of Selinsgrove, PA;  a step-son, David (Kaeli) Steadman of Mansfield, PA;  five grandchildren, Meah West, Shelby Lynn Hand, Beau Steven Hand, Ellie May Hand, and Addison Hand;  a sister, Cynthia (Robert) Gitchell of Germania;  aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his father, Byron Hand.

Friends may call at Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Gaines, PA on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM. Rev. Rick Lehman and Rev. Brent Baker will co-officiate.  Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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