Evelyn W. Kamman
Passed away on December 13, 2013
Evelyn (Louise) Weisler Kamman was born September 8, 1922 in Rochester, New York, to parents Sarah Weiss Weisler and Morris Weisler. She was 91 years when she died peacefully at the Belmont Manor, in Belmont, Massachusetts on December 13, 2013. Evelyn was the youngest child, and only daughter, of Sarah and Morris Weisler. She grew up in Rochester, and attended Monroe High School and the University of Rochester for a nursing degree. Her brothers, Leonard Weisler of Rochester, New York, and Irving Weisler of Greensboro, North Carolina, predeceased her. Her surviving brother, Raymond Weisler resides in Los Angeles, California. Evelyn was married in during WWII to Zora Kamman of Rochester, New York, and later divorced. Their three daughters survived her: Jean K. Burling of Cornish, New Hampshire, Judith Kliban Bixby of Hana, Hawaii, and Elizabeth K. Park of Watertown, Massachusetts. She had two grandsons: Jonathan Burling of Monterey, California, and Alexander Park of Boulder, Colorado. Eight nieces and nephews, and several great nieces and nephews survive her. Evelyn raised her family in Gardner, Massachusetts, where she was actively involved in the community. She was an independent, intelligent, hard working and dedicated woman, to her family and her community. She enjoyed homemaking, but also she had a shrewd business and financial acumen, which she used, together with her husband, building the family business. She also used her talent to become a sophisticated investor. While living in Gardner, Evelyn was an avid supporter of the Girl Scouts of America, and was the chief volunteer for the Girl Scouts in Gardner for 10 years. She was actively involved in her children schools, as member and leader of the PTA. She took pride in the accomplishments of her daughters and her grandsons. Her door was always open to friends and family members. Upon leaving Gardner, Evelyn moved Rochester, NY and then to Newton, Massachusetts where she lived for almost forty years. She worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Boston for over 25 years as deputy to the Nursing Administrator, ultimately becoming responsible for the recruitment and the hiring of nurses at the VA hospital. In her profession, she led by example. She was devoted to her profession, and especially enjoyed her years as a nursing educator. She frequently volunteered at the Pine Street Homeless Shelter in Boston for years.
Evelyn will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service will be held at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline, Massachusetts on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Alzheimer Foundation in her name.
- Memorial Service Sunday, January 26, 2014
Evelyn W. Kamman
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January 26, 2014
My sincere condolances, especially to Elizabeth, who was tirelessly at her mother's side these last several months. I have no doubt that Evie knew that you were there every day and many nights, and that she knew how deep and genuine your love for her was. And to Alex, who , despite distance, visited his grandmother often. May your memories be of Evie as she lived and loved, and may that ease some of your loss.
January 25, 2014
To: Jean, Judy, and Beth;
Upon reading the recent obituary notice in the Rochester paper of your mother, Evelyn Kamman, I was inspired to send my condolences to you daughters. Evie seems to have led a life of accomplishment, and was clearly admired by her family. My brief connection to Evie was through your grandparents, Nellie and Blink. I would see them as a young girl, and then years later, married, Nellie would stay at my house when visiting Ceal and Art, my grandparents. This would be during the 60's. My mother, Mimi, kept in touch with your father, and I also, saw Zora a few times in the years before he died. Zora's first cousin, Stanley Corris, 90 years old, son of Mamie Corris, and his wife, live in Buffalo.
My husband Mel and I (I am the oldest of "our" generation of cousins
whose grandmothers were Mamie, Ceal and Nellie), live here in Rochester - our three children live out of town with their families, my daughter, Julie, actually, lives in Brookline.
I just wanted to acknowledge the passing of Evie, whom I have warm memories of, with our sympathy - and to joggle your memory of distant cousins.
Yours truly, Ann Dworkin Braverman
1521 East Avenue
Rev. 21:3, 4 ~ Kim
January 23, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
January 22, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
January 22, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I pray you can draw comfort and encouragement from Rev 22:4.
January 21, 2014
My dear sister Evelyn, until her illness began, was a devoted mother, a strong independent thinker, proud nurse and administrator during a long period of service to her profession. I will always remember her affection for her parents and brothers.
January 1, 2014
Please accept my sincerest condolences. May God and your fond
memories give you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time.
December 21, 2013
Please accept my deep condolences as the loss of Eveyn. She was a dear person, my second cousin. I enjoyed the time I spent with her in her home on Beethoven road when we had lunch together and she showed me the beautiful photos of my grandmother, Fanny and her sisters. I loved hearing about her life and how much she really cared about people and proud she was of her children. Best regards, Betty W. Stone