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Charles Clark Cannelin Evans

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Charles Clark Cannelin Evans
of Tyngsboro, MA; formerly of Westford; 76

TYNGSBORO, MA -- Charles Clark Cannelin Evans, 76, of Tyngsboro, MA, formerly of Westford, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on Friday, January 17. He was the husband of June (Brunkow) Evans with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

Born in Milwaukee, WI on November 24, 1937, he was the son of the late Dorothy and William Evans.

Chuck grew up in Park Ridge, IL and received his B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois where he was a member of Delta Phi Fraternity.

Chuck began his career in 1961 at General Radio Company in Concord, MA as a Development Engineer and later Engineering Manager. In 1978, he joined Teradyne Inc. as Group Engineering Manager. In 1988 he returned to GenRad as Program Director. He finished his career as a self-employed consultant, providing technical and managerial services for new product development. Among his professional activities, he was a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and served on the Univ. of Illinois Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Alumni Board.

A 45-year resident of Westford MA, Chuck was a member of First Parish Church United, a former J.V. Fletcher Library Trustee, and a member of the Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston (ATMoB). A consummate "do-it-yourselfer," he was an accomplished astronomer, photographer, and builder of clocks and harpsichords. He greatly enjoyed classical music, travel, bicycling and was a former ski instructor at Nashoba Valley Ski Area.

Chuck earned his private pilot certificate in 1954 and achieved instrument, multi-engine, commercial and glider ratings. After his retirement, he continued his passion for flying by serving as an Angel Flight pilot on 52 missions.

In addition to his loving wife June, Chuck is survived by three children: John Evans and wife, Isabelle of Newton; Lisa Greene and husband, Richard of Newton; and Sally Evans and husband, Matthias of Natick, as well as six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a brother, David A. Evans of Park Ridge, IL.

EVANS -- A memorial service followed by a reception will be held on Sunday, January 26th at 2 p.m. at First Parish Church United, 48 Main Street, Westford, MA 01886. In lieu of flowers, donations in Chuck's memory may be made to VNA/Hospice of Middlesex East, 607 North Ave, Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 (www.VNAofme.org) or The American Parkinson's Disease Association, 72 East Concord St. C3, Boston, MA 02118 (www.apdama.org.). Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford. For online condolences please visit, www.blakefuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Jan. 23, 2014
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