OBITUARY

Robert M. "Bob" Evans

February 25, 1954December 28, 2020

Robert Michael "Bob" Evans, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Monday, December 28, 2020.

Bob was the cherished husband for 42 years of Janet (nee Zuccarello) Evans; beloved brother Thomas J. (the late Kay) Evans, Mary (Wayne) Behrens, Gerard J. (Tammy) Evans, Ellen Evans, and the late Patrick Evans; loving brother-in-law Marianna Catanzaro, John J. (Shelley Vivirito) Zuccarello, and the late Sam J. Zuccarello; dear uncle, great-uncle, and a friend to many in his lifetime. His parents, James T. and Marjorie (nee Suren) Evans preceded him in death.

Bob was a very entertaining person. He could make anyone laugh and never knew a stranger. He just loved life. In his youth he was quite athletic, playing softball and umpiring. He was a huge fan of The Beatles, and was a questionably fun influence on his young impressionable nephews.

A Memorial Gathering for friends and family is being planned for Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 4pm, with a time for gathering and fellowship before the service, 2-4pm. Covid restrictions apply. Please call the funeral home for more information.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob's memory to the American Heart Association to fight vascular disease would be greatly appreciated.

Please leave your favorite memory of Bob for his family to cherish at the "Add a Memory" link below.

Services

13 February

Memorial Gathering - Saturday

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hoffmeister Colonial Mortuary

6464 Chippewa Street
St. Louis, MO 63109

13 February

Memorial Service - Saturday

4:00 pm

 

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Robert M. "Bob" Evans

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Diana Moellering

January 16, 2021

You couldn’t help but smile when you where in Bob’s company. He went out of his way to make you feel special. He made it a point to do so and to make you laugh with his great sense of humor. He and Jan equaled the perfect pair. RIP Bob. Gone but never forgotten.

Tom Borgard

January 15, 2021

Bob and I were in science, seated at the rear of the classroom when he asked me to see my tear gas/blank pistol. I told him that he could see it but not to pull the trigger. Well, He pulled the trigger and it went off and scared everyone in the classroom. Everyone in the class turned at looked directly at us. They thought I was the culprit. Good thing it had a blank shell and not a tear gas shell! Mr. Genteman stormed out of the room and returned with Sr. Loran who found out I had the pistol and Bob fired it. I can not recall the punishment but our parents were not involved. Everything was handled in house, but what a scary day it was. RIP Bob.

Tom Wiedemann

January 15, 2021

Janet,

My deepest condolences on the passing of Bob. It was so nice of you to contact him that day so we could catch up with each other on the phone.
Also thanks to Jim Seifried for sharing the photo of our OLS baseball team. Now we need someone to identify the players. I am the one in the center front row with my hand inside my baseball glove.
Again, Janet, we will all miss Bob

Elizabeth Ghiassi

January 8, 2021

I was so blessed to have known Bob ! What I remember most was the fabulous Christmas Eve we spent together for many years ! Bobs bigger than life personality and laugh is what I will miss most ! He always made you feel so welcome shouting out your name when you walked into his home ! Bob was one of a kind ! I will always remember him wearing his famous Grinch sweater ! But I know Bob is smiling and laughing among all of us ! We love you Bob

Mike Catanzaro

January 4, 2021

Before there was Google there was Uncle Bob. I remember when the Internet was still in diapers and flip phones were fashionable. I called Bob from Johnny Brock’s and asked him if he knew the song that was playing. Of course he did: Hot Rod Lincoln.
He never was a father but he loved my brother and I as one of his own. He taught me an important lesson of fatherhood. He always made himself available to play anything I wanted as a child. From Dungeons and Dragons to Nintendo Bob was just as eager as I was to play. This lesson hit home when I watched him do the same thing with my son. I would see how excited Luca was to spend time with (Great) Uncle Bob. Luca would clutch Pokémon cards in one hand and a Nerf gun in the other while waiting for Uncle Bob to arrive. It was then that I understood just how important it is to spend time playing with the little ones and all the fond memories made. In this time this is all we have left.
I’m sure I will never meet someone like you again. Rest easy Uncle Bob.

Steven Hurst

January 4, 2021

I'm glad I had the opportunity to know Bob (we were related at one time). I remember many family gatherings where he was the life of the party. He was a special person who brought smiles and laughter everywhere he went. He made people feel good. He was that kind of person.

I'm sorry to learn he had such health issues. Not long ago, he made a special effort to come to my mother's wake (with brother Tom) even though he had a hard time moving around. This did not hinder his jovial mood as we reminisced.

Bob had a big heart and will always be remembered as a kind and generous person.

I offer my condolences to the family.

John Vogel

January 3, 2021

Bob was one of my first friends when I started at OLS in 3rd grade. We played some baseball together in grade school and I witnessed his migrating from Javier as his favorite cardinal player to Lou Brock. There was no doubt that Lou was his guy so much so that I felt compelled to call him Lou from then on. When he heard someone call Lou he knew who was calling him. Bob had a big heart no doubt and I will always value those memories of our younger years. I was sorry to hear about his passing and offer my condolences to his family.

Richard (Dickey) Suren

January 3, 2021

I will always remember My cousin Bob for the smile, jokes and laughter that he always shared when we would see each other. I loved having that time together no matter how short it may have been. You will be missed. With deepest sympathy and Love to Jan, Tommy, Mary Beth and Wayne, Gary and Tammy and Ellen.
Dick and Linda Suren

Janet Evans

January 3, 2021

My husband, Bob was the bravest man I've ever known. He had numerous physical maladies for many years, which caused him great pain & eventually affected his mobility & quality of life. While this greatly changed our lives & made everyday living quite difficult, he remained kind & humorous to neighbors, family, & all nurses & doctors with whom he had to deal these past few months. I couldn't have done this nearly as valiantly as he. He truly was my best friend, my sweet love, and ultimately my HERO! I love you Bobby & no matter how difficult things became I will always love you & miss you extremely deeply. Good bye, my sweet angel. Jan

Carrie Hruza

January 3, 2021

It's hard to imagine a more joy filled, fun, loving person than Bob. I truly admired the love and devotion that was so evident between precious Jan and him. Even when his health dealt him blows he would say something to make you smile. What a truly remarkable person and a truly remarkable marriage. So so much love to Jan and all of Bob's family.

FROM THE FAMILY