Gordon L. Evans

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Evans, Gordon L.
Gordon Lewis Evans, "Butch", 65, passed away suddenly on July 19th 2014 after suffering several years from severe Emphysema/COPD at home in Horizon City, Texas.
Gordon "Butch" was born in Danbury, CT on December 17, 1948 to the late Howard & May (Elwell) Evans.
Butch is survived by his wife Sandramary Evans of 38 years. His children, a daughter Laura Lee (Evans) Curry of Torrington, CT; a son David H. Evans & wife Leslie of Winstead, CT. Five step children, Stephen J. Malarchick IV & wife Kimberly of Seabrook, TX; Sandi L Craemer & husband Charlie of Brookfield, CT; Mitchell P. Malarchick & wife Elizabeth of New Milford, CT; Kevin C. Malarchick & Laura F. McQuillan of Lake Elsinore, CA; Alan G. Malarchick & wife Valerie Wolford of Cypress, TX. Twelve grandchildren, Monica F. Stewart; Rachel L. Holcomb; Stephen J. Malarchick V; Michelle E. Malarchick; Ryan M. Curry; Mitchell P. Malarchick II; Javey A. Gaurino; Samantha J. Malarchick; Savanna R. Gaurino; Dylan T. Evans; Travis M. Evans; Rylan N. Malarchick and great grandchildren, Dedron Shine Holcomb & Sidney Milo Holcomb.
A sister Virginia (Evans) Kiely & husband Robert of Quechee, VT; predeceased by his brother, Donald R. Evans & wife Harriet M. of Lewes, DE. He is survived, by many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He grew up in Danbury where he attended school, at age 16 he went to work at his brother Don's business. Known as, Don's Flying "A" later as Don's Getty & Don's Auto for 37 years until his brother retired. He shifted gears; started driving a truck & doing mechanic work at Scott's Landscaping, for several years. He became an associate at Longo & Associates Builders & Developer's. Butch nicknamed his favorite Longo tri axle "Big Daddy". He was forced to retire in 2010 due to his illness. He moved to Horizon City, TX where he and his wife Sandy have resided for the last three years. Although a private person, he was known for his kindness and prankster personality, Butch was loved by all. Butch was a past member and served as Captain for Center Company of the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department, where he was also an E.M.T. for many years. He was a member of the original Candlewood Valley Corvette Club for a number of years while driving his 1963 split window Corvette.
Butch's passions and hobbies were snowmobiling, bowling, auto mechanics, auto body, flying & NASCAR. A few "toys" he built were his Corvette and 4x4 El Camino. He had a private pilot's license and would spend his weekends at the Danbury Airport. He liked building and creating things; His love of cars, trucks, planes, electronics, history & science, kept him busy. There was nothing that he could not fix. In his later years, no longer able to fly airplanes, he would build and fly remote controlled model helicopters. He enjoyed watching the late Dale Ernhardt Sr. then Dale Ernhardt Jr. & Jimmy Johnson in NASCAR races. He loved country music and concerts. Butch was an avid animal lover especially cats; he rescued many homeless kitties over the years.
Texas memorial service was held in El Paso, Texas on Saturday July 26, 2014.
Connecticut memorial service to be held in New Milford, at the Lillis Funeral Home, 58 Bridge Street, on Friday, August 1, 2014. Calling hours will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with a service at 6:30 PM.
A Celebration of Life, to honor Butch, Saturday, August 2, 2014 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., 3 Production Drive, Brookfield, CT. Callers are invited to come and celebrate in his life.
A private family burial service will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to the, ASPCA, for his love of animals or to the .

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Published in News Times on July 29, 2014
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