Jeffrey Kenneth Joseph Evans, 48, of Hazle Township, passed away Saturday evening at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, surrounded by his loving family after becoming ill at work on Wednesday.
Born in Hazleton, May 13, 1971, he was the son of Kenneth and Theresa (Callavini) Evans, Hazle Township, where he had spent most of his life.
Jeffrey graduated from West Hazleton High School class of 1990, where he had consistently made the honor roll throughout his high school career. He worked as an Electrician alongside his father at Evans Electric, and had many friends at work and outside of work. He was a member of Holy Rosary RC Church, Hazleton. He participated in cub scouts, boy scouts, and karate during his youth. He enjoyed swimming, playing basketball, collecting movies, and music. He loved his laptop computer.
He was preceded in death, by maternal grandparents Joseph and Elizabeth Callavini, and paternal grandparents Clarence and Alice Evans.
Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister Jacqueline Marie Evans and adopted sister Anita Reber, Conyngham; many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his beloved dog, Lizzy. Jeffrey loved life and was loved and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. His parents and sisters loved him more than anyone will ever know.
His funeral will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2019, with a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Holy Rosary R.C. Church, 240 S. Poplar Street, Hazleton. Friends may call at the church July 23, 2019 from 9 am until the time of the Mass. Interment will take place privately. Memorial donations may be made to the Hazleton Animal Shelter, PO Box 481, Hazleton, PA 18201.
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East) 669 W. Butler Drive, Drums is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.