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Evelyn E. Preston
  • January 28, 1925
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  • July 10, 2017

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Evelyn Elizabeth Preston, 92, passed away on July 10, 2017.  She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the youngest child of John and Edith Dellmuth, on January 28, 1925.  She moved to Port Orange, Florida with her husband in 1976, from Springfield, Pennsylvania.  A graduate of Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, during WWII she served in the Cadet Nursing Corp as part of her nurse’s training.  She retired after 55 years as a registered nurse, working in emergency room nursing as well as in nursing homes.  She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Port Orange, where she served 10 years in charge of the food pantry ministry, as well as a member of the Episcopal Church Women.  She is survived by her four children, David R. Preston, Jr. (Kathryn), Havertown, PA, Evelyn P. Lavoie (Eugene), South Daytona, Clifford L. Preston (Debra), Edgewater, and Robin L. Tascione, Clifton Heights, PA, her nine grandchildren, and her seven great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, David R. Preston, Sr., her parents, her 5 siblings and her son-in-law.  In lieu of flowers, it was Evelyn’s request that donations be made to Grace Episcopal Church, Food Pantry. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 4110 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange, FL on August 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm.


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  1. 03 Aug 2017
    Judy Preston says:
    I feel blessed to have visited Aunt Evelyn a few times in the past months. I have many cherished memories of occasions shared with her since I retired here in 1998. She was a wonderful selfless person who is missed by many.

  2. 31 Jul 2017
    Debi Preston lit a candle:
    Lit since July 31, 2017 at 7:13:02 AM

  3. 19 Jul 2017
    Robin Tascione lit a candle:
    Lit since July 19, 2017 at 7:25:41 AM

  4. 11 Jul 2017
    Susan Preston Conrad says:
    I am so glad that I got a visit in and that she was having a great day. May all of the many wonderful memories that the family has warm their hearts at this time.

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