by | Oct 20, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Martin Hugh Handelsman, USMC, ret., 79, died on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 in his home with his loving family by his side.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Jean Agronick Handelsman and Joseph Handelsman. Martin had retired from the U. S. Marines as a Captain for 21 years, having served in Vietnam. He had retired as co-owner of T-N-T Treasures, Virginia Beach.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 36 years, Shirley Levine Handelsman; three sons, Michael C. Handelsman (Denise), Aaron Lewis (Colette), and Shayne Lewis (Tabitha); two daughters, Katherine Lang and Jo Ellen Jean Handelsman (Angel Aquilar); 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

A funeral service was conducted in the Norfolk Chapel of H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered at