KENNETH JAMES EVANS (Age 93)
On October 15, 2011 at home in Silver Spring, MD. Beloved husband of Ann
(nee Barnhart) for 65 years. Devoted father to Susan Henry of Tiburon, CA,
Shan Evans of Silver Spring, MD, and John (Jack) Evans of Boxborough, MA
and grandfather to Christopher, David and Sara Henry, and Joanne, Corrie
and Jay Evans. Predeceased by his brother Harold (Stuffy) Evans, Jr.,
survived by three nephews and their families. He is remembered by many for
his engaging smile, exuberance, firm handshakes and hugs.
Ken was born in Washington, DC, moved to Takoma Park, MD at age 10.
Graduated from the former Central High School in DC, earned a bachelor's
degree in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Maryland and an MBA
from George Washington University. He initially worked as an aeronautical
engineer for various defense contractors, later in environmental engineering.
He worked on some notable aircraft, such as Airphibian and Martin P5M-2.
An avid baseball fan, Ken played on and coached several baseball and softball
teams, and played tennis well into his 70's. He enjoyed building model
airplanes, collecting stamps and listening to music, particularly jazz and
classical performances. He and Ann played bridge and enjoyed ballroom
dancing throughout their marriage. After living in Ellicott City for 29 years,
Ken and Ann have enjoyed life at Riderwood.
Services private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory
to the Benevolent Care Fund at Riderwood, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver
Spring, MD 20904, or a charity of your choice .
Published in The Washington Post on October 20, 2011