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EVANS, Joseph Edwards

EVANS, Joseph Edwards

Evans - Joseph Edwards
Passed away on August 14, 2017, after a brief illness. For the last two years, he lived at Chevy Chase House in Washington, D.C. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 60 years, Alice Evans, and his daughter, Kathleen Evans. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Evans of Washington, DC; his sons, John Evans of Silver Spring, MD, Paul Evans of Silver Spring, MD, James Evans of Springfield, VA, Ron Evans of Minneapolis, MN, and Tom Evans of Alexandria, VA; Janet's husband, Larry Strauss; Paul's wife, Leah Harris; and James' wife, Sue Stewart Evans; and grandchildren Daniel Strauss, Katrina Strauss, Alexandra R. Evans, Nicholas Evans, Alexandra K. Evans, Sheila Evans, Megan Evans, and Melanie Evans. Evans was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He served in the Air Force and worked at two chemical companies before obtaining a B.S. in Organic Chemistry from Canisius College. He and his family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1965. Evans was employed as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for 36 years before retiring. He enjoyed bicycling with his wife, motorcycling, sailing, and windsurfing. He also enjoyed soundly defeating his family members when playing Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Cribbage, and Inventors. The family plans a private memorial service.

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