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๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac T. Evans, 85 – Coaldale High Class of 1952

Isaac T. Evans, 85, of Coaldale, died on Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Whitehall, PA.

He was the husband of Ann (nee Murphy) Evans to whom he was married 6 years.

Born in Coaldale on May 24, 1935, Isaac was the son of the late Isaac J. and Naomi (nee Lishman) Evans.

A 1952 graduate of the former Coaldale High School, he graduated in 1957 from Penn State University having earned a Bachelorโ€™s degree in electrical engineering.

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Isaac served in the Navy and was a member of the Penn State Alumni Associaton.

In addition to his wife, Ann, he is survived by son, Isaac K. Evans and his wife Lynn of North Liberty, Iowa; daughter, Michelle D. Evans of Chatanooga, TN; step son, Michael Oโ€™Connell and his wife, Genevieve of Coaldale; step daughters, Michelle Smeyne and her husband, Richard of Elkins Park, PA, and Melissa Hawk and her husband, David of Nesquehoning, PA; grandchildren, Erin and Audrey; and 6 step grandchildren.

Isaac was predeceased by his first wife, Dean (nee Hutchins) Evans and his sister, Inez McClelland.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials in his name may be made to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 93, Coaldale, PA 18218.

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Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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  1. Catherine Schwab

    August 8, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    While scrolling thru Coaldale history, pictures and high school memories, I happened to come across Isaac’s obituary. It was very saddening to read. And Ann, I didn’t know you were married to Isaac. I am so sorry you couldn’t have had a longer life together.
    Thinking of you in sorrow,
    Catherine Ostrosky Schwab

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