Port Leyden- Hugh E. Evans, 60, died Sunday at his home on North St. after a long illness and under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.
He was born in Ellenville, Aug. 21, 1954, the son of Ernest and Jean Weber Evans. He lived in Port Leyden since early childhood and was a 1973 graduate of South Lewis Central School.
He was employed as a millworker for Burrows Paper Mill, town of Lyonsdale until he retired due to his illness.
He married Kathleen Faduski on Feb. 8, 1985 in Lyons Falls.
He was a coach for South Lewis Merchant Babe Ruth League for 12 years and was a former member of the Port Leyden Fire Dept.
He also played for the town team slow pitch softball league. He enjoyed hunting, and was a longtime fan of Syracuse basketball and Yankee baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; one son Andrew at home; two step-daughters Anissa and Daniel Morak of Raeford, NC and Angie Kafka of Boonville and 5 step-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by one brother Alan and his mother Jean Taft.
The funeral will be Thursday at 11:00 at the Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC Port Leyden with Rev. Evan Zehr, Chaplin for Lewis County Hospice.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 until 7 at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Port Leyden Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to South Lewis Merchants Babe Ruth Baseball Team, PO Box 321 Turin, NY 13473; Friends of Lewis County Hospice, 7785 North State St., Lowville, NY 13367 or the Port Leyden Fire Dept. PO Box 652 Port Leyden, NY 13433
A luncheon will follow the burial at the Port Leyden Community Center and food can be dropped off there after 8:30 Thurs. morning.