Irvin R. Evans

October 18, 1940 - June 13, 2022
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Irvin R. Evans, 81, of Reading, passed away June 13, 2022, at 11:50 AM in the Reading Hospital where he was a patient since June 4th.

Born in West Reading, he was son of the late Elwood & Helen M. (Katzaman) Evans.

Irvin worked for Metropolitan Edison Company retiring in 1995 as a control room operator. During his working career, he did blacksmithing for over 20 years. He attended St. John’s Gernant’s Church, Leesport. A Wilson High School graduate, he spent 30 years with the United Way of Berks County which was like a 2nd family to him. He volunteered with the American Red Cross, traveling to help with the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. He loved woodworking, skiing into his 70’s and riding his horse named “Buck”.

He is survived by his sons – Chad D. Evans, Exeter Twp. and his girlfriend Vivian Garay, Reading, Todd R. husband of Jill Evans, Bernville, his siblings – Walter Evans, Reading, Cathy Lewis, Reading, Michelle wife of Ron Fidler, Fleetwood, Patti wife or Glenn Wentzel, West Lawn, his grandsons – Derek Evans, Jason Evans, and his best friend Linda. He was predeceased by his brother Robert and his sister Lyndell.

Funeral services from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington on Sunday, June 19, 2022, at 4:00 PM. Rev. Frances Merkel will officiate. Viewing on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 PM. Graveside services on Monday, June 20, 2022, at 11:30 AM in St. John’s Gernant’s Cemetery, 13 Gernant’s Church Road, Leesport, PA. In lieu of flowers, please honor Irvin by contributing to the United Way of Berks County, 25 N. 2nd St., Reading, PA 19601, or the American Red Cross, 701 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601.


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Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Rev. Frances Merkel will officiate

Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, June 20, 2022


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Born: October 18, 1940
November 20, 2021
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Died: June 13, 2022

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Vicki Gring posted on 6/17/22

Even though I did not know you personally, I still knew you for many years. In the 1970's you were our neighbor. Your two boys Chad and Todd were friends of my son and played together building tree houses. We lived on Blair. I happened to move back to this area some years ago and frequently pass your home going down to Stonecliffe ,to hike the trail .We usually would see you in your backyard and always you would wave to us. My husband and I will surely miss you. Chad and Todd so sorry that your Dad is gone. He seemed like such a kind and gentle soul, who truely cared about helping people. The property that we pass so often will not be the same without him.


Geoffrey Jones posted on 6/16/22

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sharing in your sorrow.


Maria Grill posted on 6/16/22

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Maria posted on 6/16/22

Heaven was surely missing Irv. This world will not be the same without him. He was one of the kindest and most respected man I have had the pleasure of working with. I will miss him and look forward to seeing him again in heaven. Sincerely, Maria Grill Penske LCS


Sid Forrest posted on 6/16/22

Irv was one of the kindest persons that I have ever known. Totally unassuming and a real gentleman. Always service to others before self . He will be hugely missed in the Berks County community. My sincere condolences to all his family. Sid Forrest


Deborah A Michael posted on 6/16/22

He was a special person, to have known, loved, and worked beside. I have been blessed to have had the pleasure of his trying and liking his famous apple dapple cake. His loss is beyond words. My heart hurts for my special friend. He earned his wings. Now fly, my dear friend, fly.


Wendy Seidel posted on 6/16/22

While I never knew Irv personally, I saw him regularly at United Way events. His servitude to the community will live on in all of those touched by the United Way and the organizations they sponsor. Our sincere condolences to your family. Wendy Seidel Greater Reading Mental Health Alliance


The Lawlers posted on 6/15/22

May you rest in forever peace Irv!


The Lawlers posted on 6/15/22

Irv you will sincerely be missed by so many. Your heart was huge! It was so nice to have known you! May you Rest In Peace. We will watch over Linda for you! ❤️