A.J. Evans was instrumental in shaping our nation's aeronautical history. Throughout 35 years of service to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and another ten years with the National Academy of Sciences, Mr. Evans improved both commercial and military aviation as an engineer and as an administrator, earning NASA's Exceptional Service Medal.
Beyond his career, however, Mr. Evans most enjoyed his family and friends. His network of friends extended from the "early days' of NACA in Hampton, VA; the family home in Hollin Hills, Alexandria, VA; his second home in Florida; and, his more recent friends and reconnections at Greenspring Village.
Mr. Evans passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at his home in Springfield, VA. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Vera Bailey Evans; his daughter Bailey and her husband Stanley Fine of Baltimore, MD; his son Jono Evans and his wife Gay, of Annandale, VA; his grandchildren Michael Fine and his wife Whitney , Laura Fine, and Rebecca Evans; his niece and her husband Jane and Richard Sabin, of Boston, MA; and his three sisters, Isabel Killam, Charlotte and Diana Evans, and brother Dana Evans, all of Rhode Island.
A memorial service will be held at the Greenspring Retirement Village Chapel, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield, VA 22150, on Saturday, 14 May 2011 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in AJ's honor to SOME (So Others Might Eat), www.some.org
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