Richard T. Evans
Victor, NY Richard (Dick) Evans, age 82 passed away 4/29/2022. Dick was born in Hartford, CT, moved to Utica, NY where he grew up and graduated UFA High School. Living most of his life in Whitesboro, NY until he moved to Victor, NY. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Janet (Burky) Evans, daughter Diane Gray (Tim Ratowski) son Scott (Jill Ausfeld) and 6 grandchildren; Stephanie Gray (Chris Nicholson), Natalie Gray, Jenna Evans (Robert Boris), Landen, Gibson, and Elsie Evans.
Dick worked at Marine Midland Bank from 1960 – 1991, then drove Utica-Rome tour bus and finished out his career as a school bus driver for Whitesboro Central School in 2006. He had many dear friends that meant so much to him throughout his active life. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, canoeing, golfing, ice skating, hockey, hunting, and playing horseshoes, and had an appreciation of music and singing, particularly hymns. He and Janet enjoyed wintering at Seasons In The Sun in Mims, FL the past 15 years and made many new friends there. Dick was happy to have given over 30 gallons of blood through Red Cross donations. He was very proud of his family and enjoyed spending time together.
Memorial Service will be held Saturday June 18th 1 – 2 p.m. at Victor Presbyterian Church (70 East Main Street, Victor, NY 14564), open to all, the family will receive well-wishers at the church. Per Dick’s wishes, direct cremation was done and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers please consider donation to The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, or planting a tree in remembrance. A gathering with family and friends to follow the service at separate location on Saturday June 18th.
To Janet and the rest of the Evans family, may all the wonderful memories of Dick from the past be a source of healing and comfort during this difficult time. Gail and I will miss him during the our stay in Florida. Along with his random “off season” phone calls we received from him during the summer months. Dick and Gail shared the same month for birthday and he always called her wishing her a Happy Birthday while singing to her.
We enjoyed spending our winters with Dick and Janet at SITS. Lots of wonderful memories. Dick was one of a kind and we will miss him dearly.
RIP dear friend.
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know that he was from Whitesboro NY I was raised there and graduated from there. All of the Schultz kids graduated from Whitesboro Central. My brother Paul was the high school art teacher. I graduated in 1958. Wish I had known him to talk about Whitesboro.
Walt and I our sending our deepest sympathy to Janet and the family. We met Janet and Dick at Seasons in the Sun where we were the social directors at the park. We had several Dick’s in the park so one was called “curly Dick” and then we had “Bald Dick”! We have so many good memories with them!
We will miss Dick. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent together all over the United States – from sea to shining sea.
Dave and Dee