SALAMANCA - Jack Evans, 88, of Salamanca, died late Friday evening (May 7, 2021) at his home, following a short illness.
Born on May 2, 1933, in Salamanca, he was the son of the late Nelson and Eva Godfrey Evans. He was married on Sept. 1, 1956, in the former First United Methodist Church, Salamanca, to Sylvia Parsons, who survives.
Mr. Evans was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving from 1952-56 in Europe.
He had been employed for 23 years at the NYS DOT, retiring in 1995. Previously, he had been employed by Evans Bros. Moving & Storage. He was a deputy for the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department for over 22 years and served with the Salamanca Police Department for over 50 years.
Mr. Evans was a member of Riverside Chapel, formerly United Congregational Methodist Church, serving as an usher.
He enjoyed spending time with family, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and working in his garden. He was an avid reader and had an interest in automobiles.
Surviving besides his wife are a sister, Jane (Terry) Blough of Olean; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son, Dennis Evans; a daughter, Lisa Marie Evans; and a brother, Nelson Evans.
Memorial visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday (May 19, 2021) at Riverside Chapel, 134 Broad St., at which time memorial services will be held, with Rev. Michael Trenchard officiating, assisted by Rev. Stan Scoville, spiritual care manager, Homecare Hospice.
Full military honors will be conducted by members of the American Legion Hughes-Skiba Post 535 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296.
Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Salamanca.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to Riverside Chapel, 134 Broad St., Salamanca, NY 14779 or Feed the Children, c/o Americares Gift Processing Center, PO Box 6705, Hagerstown, MD 21741-9997.
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