Donald Evans Obituary, Death Cause – Donald Lee Evans, age 85, of Sherman, loving spouse of Frances E. (Adams) Evans, died away at Danbury Hospital on March 8, 2023. Donald Lee Evans was the husband of Frances E. (Adams) Evans. He was the son of the late Robert S. Evans and Helen V. (Belles) Evans and was born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania on February 13, 1938. His parents have now passed away. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology from Muhlenberg College, where he also completed a minor in History. He then went on to get his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy, which is now a part of St. Joseph’s University.
Donald spent a significant portion of his career at URI Mutual Pharmaceutical serving both in management and engineering capacities. During the course of his career, he had a variety of additional positions within the pharmaceutical industry at the National Drug Company, Johnson & Johnson, and Danbury (Schein) Pharmaceutical. His job forced him to travel often to different nations all over the globe, and whenever he did so, he made sure that his wife was right there by him. His family was the accomplishment of which he was most proud, even beyond all of his professional successes. He was a loyal spouse, father, and grandpa who never forgot about anybody or anything in his life. He was a staunch believer that one’s family should come first in all circumstances.
Donald was the kind of guy who enjoyed having a “crowded table” filled with the people he cared about the most. He instilled in his grandkids the importance of being there by teaching them to “show up.” He instructed them to put forth their best effort at each and every activity that they took part in as he watched from the sidelines. Even though he spent most of his time instructing his children and grandkids, he himself remained a learner throughout his whole life. He was calm and purposeful, and he worked hard every day to improve himself by gaining new information, engaging in novel situations, and perfecting a wide range of abilities. He was an enthusiastic participant in water and snow skiing, in addition to being a fly fisherman. Following his retirement, Donald went on a four-day trip down the Appalachian Trail, during which he slept out beneath the open sky each night.