Robert W. ‘Bob’ Evans, 87, WWII vet, worked at Fuller Co., Barons fan, active at Salem UMC

By on January 21, 2015

Robert W. “Bob” Evans, 87, formerly of Hart Street, Manheim, and a resident of Audubon Villa, Lititz, for more than three years, died peacefully Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, at the Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz.

Born in Mount Carmel, he was the son of the late Calvin and Viola Hoffa Evans. Robert was the loving husband of the late Mary F. Yocum Evans who died in October 2011. They were married for 62 years.

Every day for more than 37 years, he rode his bicycle from his home to work where he was employed as a machinist for the Fuller Company, Manheim. Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He was a faithful and active member for more than 50 years at Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim, where he served as an usher, volunteered with outside grounds maintenance, and helped with the drive-through live Nativity Scene. In his early years, Robert volunteered as a Cub Scout leader for the Manheim area pack. Robert and his wife Mary were dedicated Manheim Central Barons fans and attended many sporting events, especially wrestling, faithfully throughout the years. Robert and Mary were awarded a lifetime fan appreciation award by the Manheim Central Community for their continued positive presence at sporting events. Robert had a lifelong passion for his family and he loved participating in family activities.

Surviving is a daughter: Kay L., wife of Marlin J. Alleman of Manheim; and a son: Mark R.. husband of Marcia Blanck Evans of Lititz.

Preceding him in death are two sisters: Janet Wetzel and Lois Adams; and two brothers: Glenn and Walter Evans.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lititz, for their compassionate and loving care they provided for Robert during the time he was there.

Services were held Jan. 17 at Salem United Methodist Church, Manheim. He was interred in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.

Those desiring may send contributions in Robert’s memory to the Arthritis Foundation, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 201, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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