The world lost a great man on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. Dr. David A. Evans was called home following an activity he loved doing.
He was born in Kingston on Dec. 20, 1957, and was the son of the late David A., Jr. and Evelyn Evans.
David graduated from Northwest High School, Wilkes University and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. He had an independent optometry practice in Nanticoke and was a partner in Family Vision Care in Kingston.
He was a member of the Sweet Valley Church of Christ where he served as a former deacon, American Optometric Association and Pennsylvania Optometric Association and its board for many years leading up to his presidency in what he called “2020: The Year of the Optometrist.” David was a 20-year member of the Valley Chapter of BNI, a group of independent businessmen and women with whom he has developed lifelong friendships.
David was also a member of the Lower Toby Sportsman’s Club and the Harveys Lake Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. The most memorable trip he made was with his sons to Africa. He enjoyed getting together with his friends for a round of golf and looked forward to doing that more often after retirement.
David held many roles including husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, eye doctor and friend. He always found time and offered advice when needed, especially to his patients when they needed a helping hand. David was genuine and loved his family deeply. He also had a sensitive side that many did not get to witness but that came to light during family gatherings when he was asked to pray.
Dave adored his granddaughter, Cecelia, and was proud to be her Pop. He was looking forward to the birth of another granddaughter in the upcoming months.
David is survived by his wife of 42 years, Dr. Gail Evans; children, Kyle Evans and his wife, Taylor; Brooke Evans; and Curtis Evans and his girlfriend, Rachel Vidumsky; siblings, Amy Boytin and her husband, Chuck; Darrell Evans and his fiancée, Jackie Pascucci; Doug Evans and his wife, Lori; and Robyn Confalone and her husband, Jay; sister-in-law, Connie Higgins and her husband, Dennis; 10 nieces and nephews, their partners and their children who were dear to his heart; and thousands of patients who he cared for over the past 38 years in his eyecare practice.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Optometry Giving Sight in the form of a tribute gift at www.givingsight.org/donate or by calling 303-526-0430; or to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at www.RMEF.org/donate, for the preservation of wildlife habitat.