George G. Evans Sr., 78, of Mockingbird Drive, Larksville, passed away on Monday at his home.
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He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 15, 1934, a 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, and Brittany Ann; three step-grandchildren, 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; his faithful companion, Taffy; and his former wife, Rita M. Rodgers.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 1:30 p.m. 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 on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St., Larksville.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in George's name to the Retired Sister's Fund of The Sisters Of Mercy, Dallas, Pa., the Luzerne County SPCA or to the
Published in Times Leader on May 1, 2013