Naida Laverne Handyside passed away peacefully on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Condcordia Hospice of Washington Donnell House after a long battle with cancer.
She was born on January 2, 1954 and raised in North Huntington Township, Westmoreland County to Jack Fundis and Dorothy Smith Fundis who preceded her in death.
Naida was employed as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Joel Segal and later at Pat’s Hallmark in McMiurray.
Naida is survived by her loving husband, Thomas F. Handyside, Jr., of Houston and her son Thomas F. Handyside, III (Christina) of Burgettstown. She was a proud grandmother of four grandchildren, Tommy, Brianna, Alaina and Victoria. Also surviving are her brother William (Angel) Fundis of Kingsport, TN, three sisters Lois Fundis of Weirton, WV, Virginia Sauer of Pittsburgh and Mary Schroeder of Overland Park, KS and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
She will be especially missed by her special dog, Buddy.
She is preceded in death by her sister and brother in-law Janice and Bill Powers and her brother-in-law Donald E. Sauer.
Friends are welcome from 6~8 p.m. on Friday, April 5, 2019 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, LFD, owner/supervisor and Darla A. Tripoli, LFD, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A Funeral Service will be held at Noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, 112 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Everyone attending the funeral service is asked to meet at the church. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, family is requesting memorial donations to the Chartiers-Houston Library, 730 West Grant Street, Houston, PA 15342 or Hound Haven of Lone Pine, Lone Pine Road, Washington, PA 15301.