Gerald T. Evans, 75, formerly of Theresa

THERESA, NY — Gerald T. Evans, 75, formerly of Theresa, NY, passed away, Monday, May 9, 2022, at Samaritan Keep Nursing Home, Watertown, NY.

Born Nov. 19, 1946, at the Theresa Hospital, Theresa, NY, he was a son of Edwin and Margaret Turner Evans. He attended Theresa Elementary School and Indian River Central School.

Gerald married Susanna Whitman in September of 2005 in Watertown, NY, by the Honorable Town of Watertown Justice, Howard George.

He was a cook at Howard Johnson’s restaurant and the Golden Lion restaurant, both in Watertown, NY. He also worked for various farms in the area and was grounds keeper for Lennox Mobile Home Park.

Gerald loved fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Susanna; a sister, Rose M. Webb, Theresa, NY; two brothers, Dale “Chico” Evans, Watertown, NY, Edward Evans and his wife, Rebecca, Lowville, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Crystal and Scott Witherell, Watertown, NY; four grandchildren, Erin Cole, Halind and Darius Stokes, Jacob Elias Cole, Geoni Cantwell; three great-grandchildren, Denzel Stokes, Zaliaha Stokes, and Saxxon Cole; two sisters-in-law, Cathy and Peggy; twenty-two nieces and nephews.

His parents, two brothers, Orville “Digger” Evans and William “Billy” Evans and a sister, Agnes Merritt, all passed away previously.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa, NY, at a later date.

Arrangements are with Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.

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