Private services for Burt Evans, 88, Lawrence will be held at a later date.
He died March 23, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Evans was born October 20, 1922 in Atlantic City, NJ, the son of Frank and Mabel Evans.
Burt graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1940. He went on to earn his BS in Electrical Engineering at Duke University in 1948. In addition to owning his own electronic sales company, Mr. Evans worked for Atlantic City Electric Co., Westinghouse, BP Oil, and he retired from the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station at Philadelphia, PA in 1994.
He enlisted in the US Army Air Force and was a B-17 bomber co-pilot in WWII. After being wounded on his second mission, he then returned to combat and completed 30 missions with the 95th Bomb Group, flying out of Horham, England.
Mr. Evans married Eileen Foley in 1960 in Camden, NJ. She preceded him in death in 2003.
Survivors include a son, Joseph Evans and wife Kirsten, two grandchildren Katie and Will Evans, and one great-granddaughter, Marlowe Evans, all of Lawrence; one brother, Frank Evans of Atlantic City, NJ.
Family suggests memorials to the 95th Bomb Group Association, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent to www.rumsey-yost.com.
Messages & Condolences
Joe, Kirsten and family:
We have so much enjoyed knowing and working with Burt in Cardiac Rehab. He was a true friend to us and many other clients in rehab. We always enjoyed hearing his stories of growing up in Jersey on the Boardwalk. Going to Duke and the War stories. What a Great guy from the Great Generation. We will miss his smile and laugh.
Leann, Mike, Susan, & Susie, Julie
My condolences on your loss.
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