Dr. Robert "Bob" Evans, 82, of Erie, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
He was born in Erie on June 3, 1938, a son of the late Volney and Margaret (Kowalski) Evans.
Bob graduated with a B.A. in Pre Med from Gannon University in 1960 and went on to graduate from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1964. He practiced medicine at Millcreek Community Hospital and had his own osteopathic family practice from 1965 until 1996.
Bob joined the staff at LECOM in 1996 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He retired from LECOM at the age of 80. Bob enjoyed practicing medicine, but found his true passion in educating future medical professionals.
In his earlier years, Bob was an avid photographer and gardener. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to New York City where he was a "tour guide" to many family members, friends and colleagues. Bob was dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle and worked out six to seven days per week at Lecom Fitness Center until the age of 79. Most recently, Bob especially looked forward to dinners at The Colony Pub and Grille, where he could spend time with his family and enjoy a good Manhattan. He had a great sense of humor and loved to tell jokes. Bob had his family and caregivers laughing and smiling until the end.
Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a daughter, Ann Elizabeth, who died in infancy.
He is survived by his five children, Robert of Tallahassee, Fla., Timothy, Eric, Susan Evans, all of Erie, and Kathleen (Bob) Moliterno of Cincinnati, Ohio, four grandchildren, Matthew, Steven, Joseph and Sofia Moliterno, a loving sister, Shirley (Evans) Andrikanich of Madison, Ohio, a niece, Doreen (Brad) Davis of Madison, Ohio and his friend, William Forrest.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to "Dr. E's" caregivers, Maria Wawrzyniak, Tierra Gamble, and Emila Kovacevic, who took exceptional care of him and treated him like their own family.
In an effort to keep our friends and family safe, a funeral mass will be held at a later date. The Kloecker-Razanauskas Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com
. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
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