Robert C. Evans Friday, December 16, 1960 - Thursday, May 4, 2017
OLEAN — Robert C. Evans, 56, of 350 Front St., formerly of Ellicottville, passed away Thursday (May 4, 2017) at his home with his family by his side, following a short fight with cancer. Born Dec. 16, 1960, in Springville, he was the oldest son of Marcia A. (Westlake) Evans West and the late Charles W. Evans. Rob graduated from Limestone Union Free School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. He was also a member of the Ellicottville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad and an EMT. Rob was employed by AVM Industries in Ellicottville for several years and was their first robotic operator. In 1988, he became an Air Traffic Controller with assignments in Niagara Falls, Washington Dulles and Miami International Airports. He later became a housing maintenance professional and painter. Rob was an enthusiastic gardener and loved to build furniture. He was an avid fan of NASCAR driver Sterling Marlin and the Buffalo Sabres and Bills. He is survived by his brothers, William Evans of Hardyville, Va., and Russell Evans of Little Valley; sisters, Sandra Young of Mechanicsville, Va., and Jennie (Richard) Overstreet of James Store, Va.; stepbrother, David “Fred” (Kimberly) Schink of Gautier, Miss.; eight nieces and nephews; a grandniece; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Robert and Ruth (Bowen) Westlake of Ellicottville; and paternal grandparents, Lewis and Margaret (Boone) Evans of Mt. Nebo, W. Va. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday (May 13, 2017) at Green Cemetery, Great Valley. The family will receive guests immediately following at Great Valley Town Hall. A second memorial will be in Summerville, W. Va. on May 28, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, P.O. Box 105, Glenolden, PA 19036; or the Ellicottville Rescue Squad.