Harold W. Evans Sr., 86, of Lewis Road, Throop, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at Auburn Community Hospital.
On this day he was reunited with his wife of 53 years, Ina Evans. Mr. Evans was born in Bridgewater, Pa. on Feb. 27, 1927, the son of the late Clarence L. Evans Sr. and Effie Decker Evans.
Harold proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Italy. During his time in the service he was honored with the following medals, The Army of Occupation Medal, The European African Middle Eastern Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
He retired from Local 1249 Syracuse, as a lineman. Harold was very passionate about his work; he had a strong dedication to Local 1249 and loved his lineman family. He was a strong but gentle man; he could fix just about anything. Harold loved his family more than anything in the world.
Mr. Evans is survived by his loving family, his seven daughters, Judy Travis, of Pennsylvania, Joyce Kobbe, of Pennsylvania, Ellen (Jake) Sitterly, of Auburn, Cindy (Tony) VanArsdale, of Rochester, Dale (Dan) Karlik, of Auburn, Dorothy (Wes) Guthrie, of Pennsylvania, and Julee (David) Jorgensen, of Throop; his two sons, Harold W. (Linda) Evans Jr., of Throop, and William H. (Rose) Evans, of Savannah; his brother, Clarence (Genevieve) Evans; his sister, Alberta Webb; 32 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren with one more on the way, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Harold was predeceased by his daughter, Rosemary Evans; two grandsons, Wesley Guthrie and Stephen Evans; his brother, Nathan Evans, and his sister, Frances Mitchell.
Calling hours will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St., Auburn. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A celebration of Harold’s life will immediately follow at the Aurelius Fire Hall, 6320 Half Acre Road, Auburn. Burial will take place in the spring in Pine Hill Cemetery in Throop.
Donations in memory of Harold W. Evans Sr. may be made to Throop Fire Department, 7156 Beach Tree Road, Auburn, NY 13021 or American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.