Louis T. Evans, 55, of Roaring Brook Township, passed away Thursday afternoon at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. He is survived by his wife, the former Wendy Johnson and would have celebrated 33 years of marriage this June.
Born in Scranton, son of Mary Brozzetti Evans, partner Thomas Shevlin, and the late Thomas P. Evans, Louis was a graduate of Bishop-Hannon High School. He continued his education with the IBEW Local 81 Apprenticeship Program. Louis spent his career as an entrepreneur, and most recently served as the CEO of Commonwealth Energy Group. He never missed the opportunity to continue his industry education, notably as a LEED Green Associate. Lou loved being an entrepreneur and the people he worked with equally as much. Throughout his life, he involved himself in many activities such as amateur drag racing, high power model rocketry, the Boy Scouts of America, and coaching his children’s sports teams. Louis was also a dedicated member of the political community, working to serve and progress the local area. He proudly served on the Military Academy Nomination Board for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District, the Lackawanna County Industrial Development Authority, the Lackawanna County Assessment Board of Appeals, and the Scranton Club Board of Directors.
In addition to his wife, Lou is survived by a son, Dorian Evans and wife Hali of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Keelin Evans and partner Robert Seprish of Scranton. He was incredibly proud of his children, their accomplishments, and did everything he could to support their passions. Many terrific memories were made traveling with family and friends for scouting and ski trips, to Pittsburgh to cheer on the Steelers, and to Ocean City, New Jersey, a beach community Lou and his wife fell in love with early in their marriage and continued to share with their children over the past 30 years.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. All those attending the service are asked to go directly to the church in the morning.
Interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst Township.
Family and friends may call Tuesday at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Lou’s family kindly asks that memorial contributions in his name be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at www.jdrf.org/donate; or to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org/donate.