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William Evans, retired Amherst police lieutenant

March 9, 1923 – June 15, 2016

William Evans, a retired Amherst police lieutenant, died June 15 in Tavares, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 93.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mr. Evans served during World War II as a paratrooper in the Army’s 17th Airborne Division and saw combat during the Battle of the Bulge.

After the war, he moved to the Buffalo area and joined the Amherst Police Department in 1959. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1972 and retired in 1983.

He was a member of Post 416, Veterans of Foreign Wars; George F. Lamm Post 622, American Legion; the Erie County Captain/Lieutenants Association; and Police Conference of New York.

His wife, Nellice R. O’Brien, died in 2000 after 53 years of marriage. He moved to Tavares in June 2015 to be near a daughter.

Mr. Evans is survived by two daughters, Judith A. Evans and Kathaleen J. Green; a son, Thomas H.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 13 at the Amherst Chapel of Amigone Funeral Home, 5200 Sheridan Drive. A funeral service will follow.

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