John (Jack) C. Evans, 83, of Lebanon, Pa., passed away October 2, 2013, in the Lebanon Good Samaritan Hospital. He was born March 14, 1930, in West Chester. His home was Cornwall Manor, a retirement community in South Central, Pa. where he lived with his wife. Burial has been completed at Evergreen Cemetery in Gettysburg. The memorial service will be at Zerr Chapel at Cornwall Manor on October 26 at 2 p.m. Jack graduated from the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in 1952. He spent 25 years in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1976 as a Lt. Col. He was an artillery officer and served in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War. He also worked at the Pentagon and spent 13 years with B.D.M. Corporation as Director of Programs and three years as an independent consultant evaluating airport security programs. He was an active member of the G.W. Chapter of S.A.R. and also the National Eagle Scout Assoc. In 1992, he initiated and developed the Mount Vernon’s Volunteer Program. In 2012, Jack had accumulated 15,796 hours of volunteer time and in Feb. 18, 2012, Mt. Vernon dedicated the John C. and Paula P. Evans Volunteer Center in conjunction with George Washington’s 280th birthday festivities. At that time, he was awarded the Ann Pamela Cunningham Medal for his service at Mt. Vernon. He was also awarded many military decorations to include two Legions of Merit. He is survived by his wife Paula of 58 years. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Carol Evans of Md.; a niece, Cecelia Evans of Alexandria, Va.; and a nephew, Richard Evans of Colo. His brother Ken preceded him in death in 1989. Rohland Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Tags: 1952

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