Daniel N. Evans, Sr., of Hiram Rd., Arcade, died Monday July 1, 2019 in Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, Springville at the age of 89.
He was born January 17, 1930 in Buffalo, New York a son of the late Albert and Doris (nee Goldenbaum) Evans. He graduated from Burgard High School and received a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Buffalo. He was an Industrial Arts teacher at Franklinville Central School, was a football coach for the school and was a New York Public High School track official. He was a former Boy Scout, having achieved the Silver Beaver level, he was also a Boy Scout leader for many years.
He was a member of Eagle Valley Lodge #1161 Free & Accepted Masons which was later joined with Triluminar Lodge #543 F & AM of which he was still a member. He was a former member of the Royal Arch Masons, Arcade Chapter #322; Cryptic Masons of LeRoy and Attica and the Commandery in East Aurora. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, making jewelry. He liked to watch birds and made several bird houses and bird feeders.
He is survived by a son - Robert (Nancy) Evans of Decorah, IA; daughter - Linda (Dennis) Schihl of Tonawanda; daughter-in-law - Jennie Evans of Council Bluffs, IA; brother - Albert (Nancy) Evans of Texas and eight grandchildren - Zachariah (Kristin Brainerd) Evans, Heather (Erik Drievold) Hankins, Scott (Betsy) Betts, Tara (Dawn Rushton) Betts, Dennis (Carmela) Schihl, Tom (Julie) Schihl, John (Gina) Schihl, Beth (Shawn) Whelan, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife - Wahneetah C. (nee Bockhahn) Evans who died April 16, 2011 and a son - Daniel Evans, Jr. who passed away in 2017.
Friends may call Friday July 5, 2019 from 3-7 pm at Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville, where a Masonic service and funeral service will be held Saturday July 6, 2019 at 11 am. Interment will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Springville.