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Evan A. Church, 21

October 25, 2016

Evan Alexander Church, 21, of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 25, 2016. Born in Essex, MD, he was the loving son of Brad E. Church, of Bedford, PA and Stephanie J. (Beck) Church, partner of Michelle Harkanson, of Mount Joy.
Evan was a 2013 graduate of Manheim Township High School where he participated on the dive team. Currently, he was studying CNC Machining full-time at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. Evan appreciated cars (especially his 2 Miatas,) video games, any Indian or Thai meal, biking, skateboarding and long boarding. He was especially fond of his gecko Dewey, and took pride in how well he took care of him. Evan was adored by his younger cousins, and people would often comment that he had an infectious smile. Evan was very perceptive, practical, observant, analytical and very good with his hands. He was witty, charming, and affectionate. Growing up, he loved vacations with his family and was always a thrill-seeker out to have fun. He was loved very much by his friends and family.
In addition to his parents, Evan will be deeply missed by his sister, Regan Church; maternal grandmother, Debra McDonald, wife of Jerry, of Lititz; maternal grandfather, Dennis Beck, husband of Pixie, of Lititz; paternal grandparents, Paul and Janelle Church, of Forest Hill, MD; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Evan was preceded in death by his grandmother Helen Marie Church.
A Time of Gathering will be held from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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November 08, 2016

We are so saddened in the loss of your son, brother, grandchild, cousin and friend. May memories of him live in your heart and bring a smile to your face. Thinking and praying for comfort and peace as you go through this very difficult time in your lives. God Bless you. In love, Sue and Jim Weaver

November 06, 2016

Dear Stephanie and family,  We are so hearbroken to hear about your beautiful son, Evan.  There is nothing worse than losing your child.  We lost Gretchen two years ago, so we empathize with you more than you know.  At this time, it is so important to have the support of your family and friends.  We send our deepest sympathy and love and wish you peace.  
ROSEMARY AND DAVE GLEASON 

November 01, 2016

Brad, Stephanie, and Regan,
I am so sorry to hear of Evan’s passing.  May your sweet memories of him bring you comfort, and may God bring you peace.
With Love,
Anna Fillgrove, Nursery Director, Calvary Church, on behalf of the Children’s Ministry Staff Team

October 30, 2016

Steph
Words are just not enough and I could not begin to imagine your pain.  You all are in my prayers.   I know how much you loved him and you talked about him often.  May the memories you have with him soon lessen your pain.  God Bless.  RIP Evan.

October 30, 2016

Steph and Brad–
I can only imagine what you are experiencing at this time.  I wish I had the words that could bring some comfort to you and your family.  As the shock and sadness fade, the memories of your extraordinary son will bring you smiles and comfort.  My thoughts are with you.
Cindy Dantro

October 29, 2016

Brad,
We am sorry for your loss. There are no words to express what you are feeling at this time. In time I hope that you can enjoy all the memories. We will be praying for you and your family. 
Michael Church, Clyde Church

October 29, 2016

    SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. ALL THOUGH ANN AND I ONLY RECENTLY MET EVAN AS WE
TALKED TOGETHER OUR IMPRESSION OF HIM WAS THAT OF GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
AND CARE FOR OTHERS.  WE JUST WISH WE COULD HAVE SPENT MORE TIME
TOGETHER
                                                 PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS
                                                                                DAVE AND ANN
 

October 29, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you all right now. I have only known Evan since July, however, we became immediate friends. His wonderful character was instantly apparent. Evan was sincere, even keel, kind,  and insightful. I feel fortunate to have shared many laughs and conversations with him during the short time I have known him. Losing such a young and bright member of the family is devastating and the grief must be enormous. My heart is with you all and you should take pride in the roles you have played in loving and raising such a brilliant person. He will be missed but not forgotten. 
Jonathan Frye
Erie, PA

October 28, 2016

I will be putting a longer message in the card to family, but please know our hearts are breaking for all of you. We are so saddened by  Evan’s passing. We often used to run into him at Fiorentinos, and always found him to be so nice, polite and hardworking. He often asked about our son Justin and told us to say hello to him. Our son was just devastated to hear that Evan had passed away. We know Evan had many friends and so many people loved him. He was a bright light in the world and had so much to contribute. A really good young man. We know his soul goes on. May the love and light he brought into this world comfort you. – The Geisenbergers

October 28, 2016

Steph and Michelle, 
I am so sorry.  Praying for you and your family. 
Angie Robinson
 

October 28, 2016

I didn’t know Evan personally but I had a remember having math class with him in high school and he always had a smile on is face and was 2 grades below me. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Church Family at this time. 
Jessica Quinn

October 28, 2016

Evan was one of those people that I never really knew but every time I saw him out in public or one of us saw each other at work he was always great to see. I’m sure he will be missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Rest in peace Evan!
 
-Anthony D

October 28, 2016

I’m so sorry

October 28, 2016

So sad to read this.  I remember Evan from Nitrauer, watching him dive for Manheim Township and seeing you all at Calvary Church.  Hugs to all of you!  A special hug to Regan!
Thoughts and prayers –
Gail Diller for John and Katie (Evan’s classmate)

October 28, 2016

Regan, I just wanted to say that I am very sorry about your brother. I am taking classes at Stevens now and I did not even realize he was as well. I remeber you talking about him on occasion in the classes we had together. You always said he was really awesome, and I am sad I never got to meet him. Please know that I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! -Maria Sholly

October 28, 2016

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  I can’t imagine the pain and sadness you must feel.  Please know that caring thoughts are with you.
Terrie (Gehman) Riportella

October 28, 2016

Stephanie and Brad.  Even though we find it difficult to express ourselves in a manner that will help console you in this time of sorrow, please know that our thoughts and prayers are being sent so that you may have the strength to face each day with a kind memory and with heartfelt support from your friends and family.
Marc A. Mione & the staff at WellSpan York Hospital Patient Logistics
 

October 28, 2016

Evan was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Genuine to the core. He worked with our son at Fiorentinos and every time our family would eat there I always enjoyed seeing his smile and warm welcome. Our family is praying for you all.  He will be missed.
The Longs
(Kelly Gerst’s family)

October 28, 2016

Steph,
I am so very sorry for your loss, what a handsome young man.  I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers may Evan R.I.P.
Nancy Jones

October 27, 2016

Brad,  No words can begin to soothe your pain.  I am so sorry. I know you have many memories of your days and years with Evan.  I hope as time passes you will be able to look back on your memories and smile.  He sure was a handsome young man.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.   I pray peace will overcome your sadness in days to come.  May God bless all of you as you face the future without Evan.  
Love you,
Diane Greer Roark

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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