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Russell "Russ" Evans

AGE: 73 • Lewes

Russell R. Evans, 73, of Lewes, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, following an eight year battle against cancer. He was born on February 27, 1941 in Orange, NJ, son of the late John Russell and Helen (Wiley) Evans. He was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Donna, in 2010.

Russ was Executive Vice-President of Hertrich Fleet Services, based in Milford, a subsidiary of the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships, providing new vehicles to Federal, State, County, and Local Government Agencies. Previously, in his 40 year automotive career, he was with the Winner Automotive Group and Colonial Chevrolet, both of Wilmington. Prior to his automotive career, he worked for Household Finance Corporation for 10 years and served in the US Coast Guard, stationed in Cape May from 1960 to 1964.

Russ was a member of the National Association of Fleet Administrators, American Legion Post #17, Cape Henlopen Elks Lodge #2540, Sussex County FOP Lodge #2, and the Lewes Yacht Club.

He is survived by his fiancée Sandy Bonner, daughter Kimberly Duggan, Stepson Jeffrey Faull (Joan), and grandchildren Wil and Kate Duggan and Jill and Jacob Faull.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2013 at 11 AM at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 where friends may begin visiting at 9 AM. Burial will follow in Bethel Methodist Cemetery, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lewes Presbyterian Church, 133 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE 19958 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Please visit Russ's Life Memorial webpage and sign his online guestbook at

Published in The News Journal from Mar. 21 to Mar. 22, 2014
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