Barry “Pap” Lee Evans

Barry “Pap” Lee Evans, 70, of Strasburg, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 23rd 2015 while at work.

He was born in Lancaster, PA to Lloyd and Anna Evans.

After school he worked as a carpenter before being employed at Smoketown Elementary. He worked there until he retired. In his spare time he enjoyed chasing after the dogs, Jake and Cami and going out on the boat and fishing with his daughter, Lisa and son-in-law Jim.

He is survived by: a brother, Richard “Butch” Evans, a daughter, Lisa A. Kiscaden, wife of James Kiscaden, Jr. A daughter, Melissa D. Marron, wife of, Kevin Marron, a son, Chad Michael Evans, a daughter Michaela Evans and a son Ryan Evans. He is survived by 4 grandchildren: James Kiscaden III, Kristen Riker, Charles Metzger and Tyler Evans. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald “Buster” Evans and a sister Charlotte (Evans) Phillips.

Immediate family will be invited to attend a small, private service at the Cremation Services of Lancaster. Friends are welcome to send their condolences privately, or send a donation in Barry’s name to the Lancaster SPCA.


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  • Barry is deeply missed here at the Christmas Center. He was one of the kindest men I have met. He always had a joke or snarky comment to make you laugh. He loved his children and spoke often of you. He was part of our team and more than that a member of the Christmas Center family. Our hearts are with him and you….his family. He will be greatly missed always! Love you Barry!

  • Barry was a client of mine. Over the past few years, he came to be a friend. I always enjoyed our monthly “chat”. He’d often bring Jake with him for my daughter to pet. He was always smiling and was the type of person that would do anything for you. I will miss him and I would like to express my sympathy to his family.

  • Barry was a great worker helping with whatever the Christmas Center needed. He will be forever in our hearts and will always be Santas no one helper, we are sure.

  • My sincere sympathy to Barry’s family. He was treasured at Smoketown by the staff, the students and the parents who knew him. He was unfailingly kind and helpful, and he had a wonderful sense of humor. My hope is that his family will find consolation in cherished memories.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Barry’s family. We met up with Barry often at the laundry in Strasburg. Barry was a real friend and we were so shocked and saddened to see that he had died. He often brightened our morning by coming in with a cup of coffee for each of us. He never wanted to be fussed over, but his acts of kindness meant so much! As we chatted over coffee, we almost felt like we got to know some of you even thought we never met! Just wanted you to know that he talked of you with lots of love. You were very special to him! We will really miss Barry! May God comfort you all in this difficult time!

  • I was so sad to learn of Barry’s passing. I worked with Barry at Smoketown Elementary for several years. He had a tireless work ethic and could always be counted upon. My deepest condolences go out to his family during this holiday season.

  • To the family of Mr. Evan he was the best constodian at smoke town elementary school he was so sweet and everyday you walked in he would be at the door greeting everyone he saw he will always be in all of our hearts

  • My deepest sympathies to Barry’s family, with his unexpected passing, especially this time of year. May you find peace and comfort in memories. Please know that he was greatly appreciated at Smoketown Elementary, by me and many others.

  • Our deepest condolences and sympathy to Barry’s family. Knew him from Smoketown Elementary when our children went there and also at the National Christmas Center when we were helping out Jim. He will be sorely missed by all.

  • To the family. You have my deepest sympathies. Barry was a wonderful man and will be missed by many, myself included. I have a lot of fond memories and I will cherish them.

  • I will never forget Mr. Evans and the selfless attitude he exhibited while working at Smoketown Elementary School. He worked tirelessly without regard for recognition, and put others first. I’m thankful for his efforts in making sure Sarah’s classroom was always taken care of.

  • I met Barry at Smoketown Elementary. I was a volunteer there and had the pleasure of interacting with him for 6 years. It was always a joy to see him, even if he was harassing me. He always went out of his way to help. “Above and beyond” applied to Barry any time you needed anything. He will be missed by many. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Barry at Smoketown Elementary & could always count on him to put a smile on my face. His warm personality and sense of humor made him such a joy to be around. I’ve often thought of him in the years since. I’m sure he will be greatly missed by many. My deepest condolences to his family.

  • My deepest sympathy. He was such a great man. Always had so much fun coming to visit when we were kids. Shame how you lose touch over the years. Last time I saw Barry was at My fathers Harold Funeral 3 years ago almost to date. He will be missed by many. .

  • Mr. Evans will always have a special place in the hearts and memories of our family. Always with a warm smile. He will be missed. May his family and friends find comfort knowing he improved the lives of so many with a smile and kind gesture.

  • Mr. Evans was the school Custodian for my kiddos at Smoketown Elementary! What a joy it was to work with him on the special events we held. May his family find comfort at this difficult time. He will always hold a special place in our memories!

  • Barry was a cousin to me on my father’s side of the family. He was five years older, but as kids we spent a lot of time together, usually playing baseball. I also worked with Barry in his father’s auto body shop for one summer when I was in high school. I returned to work there the next summer, but then Uncle Lloyd passed away from a heart attack. I just can’t believe that Buster (Roland) is gone, and now, weeks later, Barry is not with us. I had not seen Barry in years and I regret that. I remember Lisa as a little girl. She was the apple of her father’s eye.

  • I worked with Barry at the National Christmas Center. He was such a great guy. It was a plesure to have known him. My prayers are with you all as you remember him and celebrate his life. Barry will be missed!

  • I would like to wish the family of Barry Evans caring thoughts and the peace of loving memories. I worked with him at Smoketown Elementary and will forever remember him for his humor and big heart for all.

    Sincerely, Beth Streaker

  • I (Deborah (Phillips) Fryberger) would like to give my deepest sympathy to my uncle Barry’s family at this time. My uncle Barry was always my favorite when us kids were growing up. It has been along time since I have seen Lisa,Melissa,and Chad. Again, my deepest sympathy and my heart goes out to his family.

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