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John F. Evans II  

John F. Evans II

July 26, 1957 –¬†April 9, 2017

John F. Evans II, age 59, of New Castle, DE passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Born in Wilmington on July 26, 1957, John was the son of the late Johnnie F. Evans, Sr. and Mary E. (Miles) Draper. He was a graduate of Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. John taught English at Girard College for 15 years, and was a dedicated 17 year employee at AIG Insurance in Wilmington where he currently worked in the pension department.

John is survived by his mother, Mary E. Draper; sister, Elizabeth Singleton (Paul) of New Castle; nieces, Michelle Schoen (Jeff) of New Castle and Frances Leary (Travis) of Newark; great nieces and nephew, Mackenzie Welch and Alexander and Madeline Schoen; neighbor and lifelong family friend, Mary Bassett.

John was a loving, doting son to his mother, taking care of her every need. As a brother and uncle, John was willing to lend a helping hand, along with his advice, that was usually delivered with a dose of quick wit and clever sarcasm. As a beloved great uncle, he was always good for a game of Uno or Buzzword, a handmade blanket, or a hug. His many artistic talents, culinary skills, and keen eye for turning a fleamarket find into a treasure, along with his affinity for answering every Final Jeopardy question correctly, will go unmatched in his family. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE from 10:00 am until 11:00 am followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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  1. Michelle, Jeff, Alex and Maddie Schoen, April 13, 2017

    Uncle John was very special to our family in so many ways. He was a wonderful person, who had a way of adding his unique touch to every holiday gathering, family party, or event. Whether it was a delicious home cooked meal, baked treat made from scratch, or a beautiful handmade afghan, Uncle John’s distinctive mark on everything he crafted was unparalleled. His attention to detail, eye for beauty, and love for those special to him made him irreplaceable. It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye for now…we love you Uncle John.

  2. Ann Bonniwell, April 14, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can not imagine the heartbreak of losing a child. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Shiela, April 15, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

  4. Ruth Sullivan-blackburn, April 18, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. I used to work with John. A very nice man and personable. Love his smile. WIth deepest sympathy and condenlences. Ruthie Sullivan-Blackburn

  5. Mark Bell, April 19, 2017

    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. To soon gone.

  6. Judy Schoen, April 20, 2017

    I was so surprised and saddened to hear about John’s passing. He was such a kind and gentle man. I pray for all of you at this very difficult time.

  7. Kristine Waltz, August 15, 2017

    I just learned of John’s passing and I feel such a sense of loss. It doesn’t matter that I haven’t seen his smiling face or laughed at his sharp wit in 30 years. You could never forget John. We were the best of friends at Lycoming College and I have missed him since our last visit in 1985. I lost touch with him after that, which I deeply regret. It is wonderful to hear how all of you were blessed with having John in your lives as an uncle, great uncle, brother, son and friend. And what a friend he was. I will always remember him.
    Kristine Waltz


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