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In loving memory of
Raymond “Ray” Edgar Evans
  • February 27, 1936
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  • August 10, 2020

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Raymond “Ray” Evans, loving father, grandfather “Pop -Pop” and a friend to all, died peacefully at his home in The Villages Florida surrounded by his family. He was 84. The son of the late Stanton and Emma Evans, Ray was born on February 27, 1936 in Ebensburg PA where he grew up on a large dairy farm. Upon graduating from high school, Ray continued his education at the Pennsylvania State University, receiving his degree in Agricultural Journalism in 1958. Ray enjoyed a successful career in the publishing industry serving as editor for several agricultural publications including Pennsylvania Farmer and Farm Journal. Ray retired in 1996.

Ray had many hobbies, including golf, wine making, traveling, cooking, woodworking and gardening. Ray was fortunate to be able to travel extensively during his life and was able to visit areas such as Australia, Europe, Spain and South America. But his favorite way to spend time was with his family and friends.

He is survived by his children; a son, Todd Evans of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, three daughters, Amy Quinton of Williamstown, New Jersey, Beth Crosby of West Deptford, New Jersey and, Meg Evans of Bangkok, Thailand and his cherished nine grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Sally (Williams) Evans, parents Stanton and Emma Evans, brother David (Gomer) Evans and sisters Milly Sloan and Susan Doherty.

A special thank you to all the family and friends for their loving care and support during his final days. He truly felt loved and comforted. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to: Cornerstonehospice.org.


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  1. Judy daddona says:
    02 Aug 2021
    My Ray, the cardinal bird that you sent to me delivered your message of love. I love and miss you dearly. You are always in my heart. No one can ever take away our wonerful memories of love. Love your Judy

  2. Judy says:
    02 Aug 2021
    Ray my love in 8 days it will be one year that the Lord took you and ended your pain. Your nemories will always be in my heart. I love you. Your judy

  3. Judy says:
    02 Aug 2021
    Ray Always in my heart, my love. In 8 days it will be one year since your pain ended and you are now with the Lord I love you always. Your love Judy

  4. Bill McHenry says:
    06 Sep 2020
    Uncle Ray, you will be missed!

  5. Kris Wheeler says:
    23 Aug 2020
    It is because of the inspiration and love of Ray and Judy that we now have a home in The Villages. Ray’s world-famous pizza was absolutely fantastic and we so enjoyed our times together. Ray, you had a perfect partner with Judy during the past ten years and such full lives together which you happily shared with all your friends. We are very blessed to have been part of it with you both. We miss you greatly, but know that you are smiling down on us. Love to you always. Jeff and Kris

  6. Richard & Lorry Behling says:
    22 Aug 2020
    In July of 2012 we moved in next door to Ray and Judy. It was our privilege having such great neighbors. Ray became a good friend, a gentleman who loved his family . Hi neighbor, you will surly be missed. Our sincere condolences to your loving family who surrounded you with love and care In your final days. Rest In Peace Ray.

  7. Arlene Cash says:
    21 Aug 2020
    I'll remember Ray's beaming smile and a peaceful soul he was. I too, had the pleasure of enjoying Ray's famous delicious pizza. Many a time we would have an enjoyable dinner with him and my sister Judy. I know that Judy is devastated for her deep love loss. She has always been there caring for Ray. Rest in peace with no pain Ray. God Bless You!

  8. Ligia says:
    13 Aug 2020
    I will always remember Ray as my wine drinking buddy and the excellent cook he was.
    My visits to The Villages was always such a wonderful occasion. Ray and Judy, his fiance, always made me feel at home. We played bocce, cards and listen to music on the square.
    I miss him so!
    To the family , friends and specially Judy, please accept my condolences
    Sincerely
    Ligia

  9. Ray and Marlies Jancso says:
    13 Aug 2020
    It was our pleasure to have known Ray. Sometimes Ray and Ray got mixed up when Tee times were made for Monday golf, and they always laughed about it . I will never forget the devotion he had as a caregiver for his late wife. Now they are together again .
    Our condolences to the rest of the family .

  10. Lynn Bondoc says:
    13 Aug 2020
    Ray was a wonderful and loving man. The love he had for Judy Dadona for the last ten years amazing. Rest in Peace Ray!

  11. Pam & Marc Kreate says:
    13 Aug 2020
    We had the privilege of getting to know Ray last year. Such a nice man. While we were there he welcomed us to his home for his famous pizza and time to spend with him and Judy. Such good memories. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

  12. Ron Markland says:
    13 Aug 2020
    First met Ray ten years ago as a part of the Caroline golf group. I smile as I remember those days were we both shared a cart for the round of golf. Ray you will be missed. Ron Markland

  13. Ron Markland says:
    13 Aug 2020
    Many fun memories both on the golf course, and the drive getting there. He will be missed. Its difficult to believe that we first met 10 years ago.

  14. Tom Arvoy says:
    13 Aug 2020
    Didn't know Ray extensively but golfed with him many times.
    Always an honorable & kind gentleman.
    You will be missed but God has called you home to a better place

  15. joy steel lit a candle:
    13 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 13, 2020 at 8:44:34 AM

  16. Beth Crosby lit a candle:
    13 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 13, 2020 at 8:22:56 AM

  17. Bob Bowman says:
    13 Aug 2020
    Ray,

    You will be missed. Your kind personality and enthusiasm for golf even with some of your limitations was inspirational. Monday golf has been missing your participation. Now you're in a better place with God.

    Bob Bowman

  18. Bob Bowman says:
    13 Aug 2020
    Ray,

    We will miss your kind personality and enjoyment in playing in our Monday golf events. You will be missed but gladly now you are in God's hands.
    Your friend,
    Bob

  19. Bill Perillo lit a candle:
    12 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 12, 2020 at 8:36:54 PM

  20. Judy Daddona says:
    12 Aug 2020
    Ray and I shared many loving and happy memories together for the past ten years. The love we shared will always be in my heart forever. Ray, I know you are watching over me. I love you and miss you dearly.

  21. Marty Doherty says:
    12 Aug 2020
    I have great memories of a kind, loving man.
    Smart too

  22. Marty Doherty lit a candle:
    12 Aug 2020
    Lit since August 12, 2020 at 8:20:03 PM

  23. Jim L Christie says:
    12 Aug 2020
    I've known Ray Evans since 2006 when we all moved into the Village of Caroline after it was sold out and opened up. He is one of the nicest and gentlest souls that I have ever known. He frequently talked of his travels with his companion of more than 10 years, Judy Daddona, with fondness and happiness. I know that Judy is devastated by this loss. I also know that his children sacrificed a lot in taking care of Ray the last months of his life and they have my sincere condolences and sympathy. Ray was a great friend and neighbor and will missed by his many friends here. With our deepest sympathy, Jim & Carolyn Christie

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