George G. Evans Sr.

George G. Evans Sr., 78, of Mockingbird Drive, Larksville, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 15, 1934. He was the son of the late William E. Sr. and Mabel Cunningham Evans.

He served in the U.S. Army with the Adjutant General's Office in Mannheim, Germany.

He was employed by the Lion Brewery, Wilkes-Barre, and No. 1 Contracting, Wilkes-Barre Township, until his retirement.

He was a member of St. Ignatius of Loyala Church, Kingston.

He enjoyed domestic traveling and golfing, but most of all he loved to spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, William E. Evans Jr., and his beloved dog, McDuff.

Surviving are his wife of 29 years, the former Helen Maher Evans; daughters, Erin Denise Evans and Kelly Marie Evans Austin and her husband, Daniel; son, George G. Evans Jr.; four grandchildren, Adam, Jason, Victor and his wife, Shawn, Brittany Ann; three stepgrandchildren, Melissa Socci, Danielle Austin and Daniel Austin Jr.; four great-grandchildren, Cassidy, Adriana, Alivia and Carter; sister, Peggy Crandall; sister-in-law, Madge Evans; numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful companion, Taffy. He is also survived by his former wife, Rita M. Rodgers.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Friday in St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Kingston. Interment at a later date will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's name to the Retired Sisters Fund of the Sisters of Mercy, Dallas, the Luzerne County SPCA, or to the .

Published in Citizens' Voice from Apr. 30 to May 1, 2013