April 17, 1926 - March 22, 2015
Lyle Edsell Evans, beloved husband and father, age 88, of Washington died on Sunday-March 22, 2015 at the Transitions Health Care of Washington. He was born in Canonsburg on April 17, 1926, the son of George Thomas Evans and Ada Belle Sinsley Evans. He attended Canonsburg schools, graduating from high school in 1944. He then entered the Army and served in the 76th Infantry in the European Theater of Operations during World War II under General George Patton's Third Army. After the war he graduated from Penn Commercial College with an associate degree in Business Administration. During the Korean War, he again served on active duty in theater as a Staff Sergeant under General Maxwell Taylor's First Corps. He received the following decorations and citations: Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, World War II Army Occupation Medal, National Service Defense Medal, Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Korean Service Medal, and Army Good Conduct Medal. On September 10, 1960, he married Patricia Emma Eisert of Washington. He was employed by the Weinman Pump and Supply Company of Blawnox for 33 years as a purchasing agent, retiring in May 1991. Previously he worked at the Pennsylvania Railroad, Fairmont Supply, Pittsburgh Coal, and Flannery Bolt Company. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church where he sang tenor in the church choir and was also a soloist for 25 years. He enjoyed fishing, dancing, taking care of his home, and spending time with his family. He could proudly claim one golfing hole-in-one. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and two grandchildren. Sons: Christopher Lyle Evans (Jeanne Judd) of Cheverly MD, Bradley Eric Evans of Richmond, VA, and Philip Patrick Evans of Washington. Grandchildren: Stephen Lyle Evans and Samantha Marie Evans. Deceased are two brothers: George Evans and Neally Evans and two sisters: Dorothy Hainaut and Vola Phillips. Friends will be received on Thursday- March 26, 2015 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home, Inc. Wilson at E. Katherine Avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. A prayer service will be held on Friday- March 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in the Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands. Entombment will follow at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Army. Memorial contributions can be made to the John F. Kennedy School 111 West Spruce St. Washington Pa. 15301. Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.