Isaac Rowland Evans Jr.

Isaac Rowland Evans Jr. of Kennett Square Isaac Rowland Evans Jr., 88, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Linden Hall retirement home in Kennett Square. He was the husband of the late Nancy Peter Evans who died in 2004 and with whom he shared 52 years. Born Oct. 26, 1924 in West Chester, he was a birthright Quaker and was a son of the late Isaac Rowland and the late Kathryn (Lang) Evans. He grew up at Longwood Gardens where his father worked as orchard manager. He attended Unionville High School and Westtown School and was an Eagle Scout. He later served our country during World War II in the Navy. After the service, he attended Penn State University graduating with a BS in animal husbandry. Isaac worked as a systems analyst early in his career. Later he owned his own business selling and building custom greenhouses. He was a member of the Kutztown Rotary Club where he earned 40 years of perfect attendance. He was a volunteer for Dressage at Devon and Longwood Gardens. Survivors include three daughters, Rebecca Huzar (Walt) of Chadds Ford, Susan Evans (Robert Marcus) of Telford, and Diane McDermott (Paul) of Mount Pleasant, S.C.; two brothers, Virgil Evans (Carolyn) of Harrisburg and Wilbur Evans (Carol) of Ocean City, N.J.; and five grandchildren, Laura, Annie, Hannah, Sydney and Katri. You are invited to visit Isaac's family from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at the West Chester Friends Meeting, 425 N High St., West Chester, PA 19380. A memorial meeting for worship will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Oakland Friends Cemetery in West Chester. Contributions in his memory may be made to a . Arrangements are being handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) of Kennett Square. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 27, 2013