Richard G. Evans Jr.

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October 5, 2012

Richard G. (Dick) Evans Jr., 73, of Dallas died Friday evening, October 5, 2012, at his home.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Richard G. Sr. and Frances Evans.

Dick was a graduate of GAR High School at age 16, class of 1956, and was a member of the marching band. He received a bachelor's degree in Commerce and Finance from Wilkes University and attended the University of Hawaii.

Dick served his country as a U.S. Air Force veteran.

Dick's family was the founders and former owners of WYZZ radio station, where he served as vice president. He and his wife Mary Lou were the founding partners of Sew Fine Draperies and Interiors.

Dick was a member of the Irem Temple Shrine, Dallas Lions Club; a board member of the Back Mountain Library and Auction, and a board member of the Luzerne Merchants Association and a member of the Newberry Home Owners Association.

Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Lou McKeown, Dallas; son, Dr. Richard Evans III and his wife, Cheryl, Lewisberry; daughter, Susan Naperkowski and husband, Mark, Ashley; sons, Robert J. Evans, Eagan, Minn.; son, Justyn Newman and wife Tanya, Spring Hill, Fla.; brother, Robert L. Evans and wife, Mary Ann, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Arianne, Patrick and Oliva Evans, Mark, Erica and Ryan Naperkowski, Andrew, Caroline and Matthew Evans, Justyn Newman Jr.; several nephews and nieces; and Dick's "Best Friend" Magic.

Dick had a great passion for his family and friends; he loved music, food and golf and had fond memories of his travels to Hawaii and Antigua.

The family gives special thanks to Dr. Patrick Kilduff and Dr. David Greenwald and associates and the kind nurses from Erwine Hospice and Home Health and last but not least, Dr. Calese, his "Guardian Angel."

A Life Celebration for Dick will be held Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Connor's Grillroom, 55 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Memorial donations if desired may be made to Back Mountain Library Association.


Arrangements are entrusted to the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., Plains Township. Online condolences may be made to


Published in Times Leader from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10, 2012
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