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Richard Evans, 66

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Richard “Richie” Evans, 66, of Great Barrington, Mass., passed away suddenly on October 2, 2019.  

He was the son of the late Fred Evans and Lois Howard. He was predeceased by his wife, Roberta Evans; three brothers, Earnest Evans, James Jones and Willie Howard; and one sister Gloria Turner, all of Union Point, GA.

He leaves behind a sister, Freddie Mae Andrews of Decatur, Ga.; three brothers, Luther Howard (Louise), Tommy Lee Evans and Vinson Evans (Mary Ann), all of Union Point, Ga.; two sons, Joshua Granger of Millbury, Mass., and Andre White of Holiday, Fla.; four daughters, Bernie VanAlstyne (Dave) of Pittsfield, Mass., Chawanda VanAlstyne of Albany, N.Y., Tonja White of Charlotte, N.C., and Angela Williamson of Fairfax, Va.; a host of nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, longtime friends Leila “Tiny” Wilson and Elijah Butcher and a host of friends.  

Mr. Evans recently retired from Interprint in Pittsfield, Mass., in January 2016 and was a longtime employee of the former Rising Paper Mill in Housatonic, Mass. He was a member of The Risingdale Café and Jones’s softball teams.  He loved spending time with family and friends in Great Barrington and the surrounding areas.  He also enjoyed cooking, music, mowing lawns and playing the drums.

Funeral notice: A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. with Repass to follow, a few words will be spoken by Carol Ivory at The Polish Falcons, 32 Bel Air Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201.

In lieu of flowers or gifts donations may be sent to The Polish Falcons, 32 Bel Air Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 01201.  To send remembrances to his family please go to

Obituary Provided By: Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home

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My condolences to Richie's family. Richie was the best man in my wedding in 1989. He also played on my softball teams for 10 years and was the best pitcher I ever had the opportunity to play with. My heart goes out to you as Richie was a great person and human being. RIP my friend.
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