Donald Evans

Obituary of Donald W. Evans

Donald W. Evans Jr., age 72, passed away suddenly at his home on December 27, 2021. Born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, he was raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and attended Conestoga High School. Don moved to Avalon in his 20’s where he then spent the remainder of his life. His love of Avalon was built over his years of life guarding for the Avalon Beach Patrol. Don was a realtor in Avalon for over 45 years at A. Lewis Purdy Real Estate. Don had many passions in life including grilling, crossword puzzles and the beaches and waters of South Jersey. But what truly brought Don the most joy, was his two daughters and three grandchildren. Don loved watching them and showing them all the Jersey Shore had to offer. His love for them was ever present by the amount of photos he kept of them with him at all times. Don was never happier than when he was surrounded by family and friends sharing a great meal, a few cocktails and even more laughs. Survivors include Lisa (Baehrle) Evans, daughters Michelle Hanway (Patrick) and Alicia Strawderman (Eric). Siblings: Richard Evans (Kathy), Carolyn Schwartz (Thomas), Scott Evans (Clarisse), his 3 grandchildren: Abbie and Emma Hanway and Carson Strawderman. Don was preceded in death by his parents Virginia and Donald Evans and his brother Craig Evans. Friends may visit on Monday January 3, 2022 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at the Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ 08223. For condolences to the family, visit

Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, January 3, 2022
The Godfrey Funeral Home Of Palermo
644 South Shore Road
Palermo, New Jersey, United States