Dr. Robert "Bob" Evans
1938 - 2020
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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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Published in Erie Times-News on Dec. 13, 2020.
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December 22, 2020
To My Second Family, The Evans’ , and my Dearest Longest Best Friend Sue (Q),
I cannot even find the words to tell you how heartbroken I am that your Dad has passed. I will not forget the last time I saw your Dad, and when you asked him if he remembered me, he replied “No, I don’t remember Debbie DeLuca!” He was such a funny man, and made the world a happier and healthier place to be.
Q, your Dad couldn’t have asked for a better daughter and family. He loved you all so much. Now he will continue to live in you, as he watches over you (and hopefully he doesn’t watch what we eat, even though he even shared our love for pop and chocolate this past year)!
I know it will take time for your heart to accept this new life without his presence, but you remember how much he loved life, and wants you to do the same. I am always here for you, and pray everyday for your peace and healing. Love ya, Luca
Deb Longo
Friend
December 17, 2020
I’m so grateful for the time I got to spend with Dr E! He made me smile and laugh every time I was with him. My life was better because he was a part of it ❤
Maria Wawrzyniak
Family
December 15, 2020
Dr. Evans was my family's doctor when I was a kid and then my own family's doctor till he left private practice.

When I was 18 I decided I wanted to get my ears pierced, but I didn't trust the places in the mall that did it. So I asked him to do it. He seemed a little taken aback, but he agreed to do it. He marked my ears and we discussed whether the marks were even. Then he sterilized a needle, pushed it through my ear, and followed the needle with my earring. Then the other ear. That was 50 years ago, and I still have earrings in those old holes.

What a guy! So down to earth and knowledgeable at the same time. And he always had a special energy about him.

I'm very sad to hear that he's gone. May God bless you all with comfort and peace in his absence.
Pam Livingston Nolan
Student
December 14, 2020
Dear Family of Bob Evans,
I was saddened to read about the passing of your father, Dr. Evans and offer my/our condolences to all of you. We were neighbors years ago on Feidler Drive, and most of you went to OLP with the Keim children. It's been awhile since we've seen one another, and I enjoyed reading the location of all of you Evans boys and girls. Your dad had quite an accomplished career. May you all find peace and healing in the days ahead, especially during these days of Advent.
Sincerely,
Helen Keim Schneider and family
Helen Keim Schneider
Friend
December 14, 2020
Dr.E I will always keep you in my heart. I enjoyed every moment I spent with you. Love you Dr.E your favorite girl (insider)
Tierra Gamble
Family
December 14, 2020
Dr. Evans was an inspiring physician and educator. He represented the best of the Osteopathic principles of mind, body and spirit and encouraged LECOM medical students to employ those principles as caring and compassionate physicians. With each new class, Dr. Evans would explain that physicians don’t cure patients. They use the best medical knowledge to help the body heal itself.
Pierre Bellicini
Friend
December 13, 2020
Dr.Evans was my Doctor for many years and when I had my daughter he also took care of her. He was The Best!!! I can remember many nights if I had a question or didn't feel well he would call me back no matter what time it was. He will be missed!!
Bonnie Joint Atkins
Acquaintance
December 13, 2020
Dr.Evans was my Dr.for over 20 years he delivered me and was my Dr. Until I got married,thank you for bringing me into the world and GOD BLESSS YOU AND. MAY YOU R.I.P.
Valerie Skwaryk Luce
Acquaintance
December 13, 2020
Dr. Evans was my family physician from shortly after he graduated from medical school until shortly before retiring from medical practice and joining the faculty at LECOM. After his retirement from practice, he encouraged and supported my own employment on staff at LECOM. He also became a social friend, with whom I enjoyed dining out and attending musical and theater (musical and otherwise, as he'd specify!) performances at Chautauqua and Erie productions. Dr. Evans will surely be missed not only by me but also by many others who were fortunate enough to know him. I extend my sincere condolences to his family and other friends and colleagues.
Dr. Richard Hahn (Psy.D.)
Friend
December 13, 2020
Dr. Evans was our family doctor for over 30 years. He always made you feel special.
Caroline DeWolf
Acquaintance
December 13, 2020
Dr. Evans was our family doctor for years. He delivered me and then was my doctor as a child and all through my childhood and eventually he was my children's doctor until he became a medical educator in 1996. His compassion and skill was second to none. He will be greatly missed.
Deb Turk
December 13, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. So glad that he was our doctor years ago for our family and thankful he helped to educate our future Doctors to pass on how to be a super Doctor. Prayers to his family!
Linda McCall
Acquaintance
December 12, 2020
good memories Bob....May you Rest In Peace
Lynn Richardson
Friend
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