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Celebration of Life

Saturday May 1st, 2021

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Richard Evans

Richard “Dick” Evans,79 of Otto, NY entered into his final rest on April 4, 2021 after a blessedly short bout of Stomach Cancer. He was surrounded by his whole family who were able to make it to his side. 

He was born on July 13, 1941 in Gowanda, NY. In his early years his mother was unable to care for all of the Evan's children so he had the pleasure of going to live with Alice Bradey, in Buffalo, NY on Smith Street down near the Nickle Plate Railroad. She was a kind woman with a heart of gold.  At age 11 he returned back to Otto, NY and his mother Edith Blakley and family Dick was always willing to give someone a hand or help them out. He enjoyed talking and socializing with others. As we all know he loved a good bargain. He was kind and found pleasure in collecting teddy bears and randomly handing them out to children just because.  He was a former volunteer firefighter and fire police for the town of Otto, NY.  He previously owned and operated a pressure washing business until he was forced to retire due to a carpal tunnel surgery that went awry.

Dick is survived by his wife Lois (Salisbury) Evans of Otto, New York; his three children Rebecca Evans of Old Hickory, Tennessee and Jeffrey “JP” Evans and Jennifer Youngblood of Little Valley, New York; along with his two grandchildren Logan Evans and Morgan Evans.

A life celebration will be held on May 1, 2021 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Little Valley Fire Department.  

Arrangements entrusted to DiStasio Funeral Home Inc. Cattaraugus, NY

Online condolences may be made at www.distasiofuneralhome.com


Im so sorry to hear about Uncle Dick. I didnt know he had been sick. I saw him shopping at Walmart several months ago & he was good at that time. He mentioned that hed had a checkup at the Drs. & was told that he was in great shape for his age. RIP Uncle Dick

Betty Moyer Apr 16 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Evans

Dan & Bette DiStasio Apr 7 2021 12:00 AM