Dr. Albert S. Evans, (Dr. Al)August 24, 1929 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 87)
Dr. Albert S. Evans, (Dr. Al) age 87yrs, passed away in his sleep at his home on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in Middlefield, Ohio. He was born on August 24, 1929 in Lackawanna, New York, son of the late Stephen A. and Rose (Bartus) Evans. He received his BA and Masters in Biology at University of Buffalo, NY and his Doctorate at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He was a prominent board certified family physician in Middlefield, practicing there from 1956-2004. He spearheaded a movement to build an Amish Birthing Center, and donated the land in 1988. Dr. Al was also the Geauga County Coroner for 33 years elected in 1972, served until June of 2005, and named to the Geauga County Republican Party Hall of Fame. He also served on the Geauga County Board of Health for 20 years from 1974-1994. He was a clinical assistant professor of medicine for Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine 1996-1999 and was recognized for clinical teaching and education of medical students. Dr. Al was an active staff member of University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center for 31 years. He delivered over 3000 babies during the course of his career. He was also Geauga County representative to the Cuyahoga Board of Mental Health. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2015 from the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine for his dedication to the osteopathic profession.
Dr. Evans was a dedicated physician who was passionate in his service to the community and was a member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. He was a fan of all of Cleveland sports teams and on retirement, he enjoyed reading about the Civil War. He especially loved being with his family and going to the grandchildren’s activities. His family and friends will miss him dearly.
Dr. Evans is survived by his beloved wife Rose Marie (Theobald) Evans of 62 years; his five loving children, Eileen (Stephen) Seliskar, Steve (Sue) Evans, Patty (John) Tumbush, Jean (John) Hastings, and Marty Evans; 8 grandchildren, Katelyn, Stephen, Steve (Janelle), Eric, John (Alana), Michael, Courtney, and Greg; his brother Robert (Janet) Evans; and exchange student Arax Nazarian. His parents and his sister Helen Kujawa who died in 2004 precede him in death.
Calling hours will be held at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 16280 Kinsman Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062 on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM and on Saturday 10:00-11:00 AM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Church at 11:00 AM Saturday, immediately followed by a luncheon reception in the Church Hall. Burial will follow at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Middlefield Care Center (Amish Birthing Center), PO Box 1095, Middlefield, OH 44062
Middlefield Care Center
P O Box 1095, Middlefield OH 44062