Peter T. Evans

Nov 30 1946
Jun 23 2017
70 Years

Peter Tyrrell Evans, 70, of Parkesburg, died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Coatesville VA Medical Center, Garden of Grace Hospice. Born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, UK, he was the son of the late William Thomas Evans and Violet Mary Tyrrell Evans.  Peter proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968 and was a Vietnam Combat Veteran. While in Parkesburg, he attended the Parkesburg United Methodist Church. He was also an active member of the Hibernia United Methodist Church in Coatesville, singing in the church choir there for many years.  Peter enjoyed engaging with other people, giving back to his community and supported many causes over the years, including serving as a volunteer at the Coatesville VA Medical Center.  Peter is survived by one uncle William F. Lewis of Philadelphia and cousins Andrew Patch (Lori), Gethin Lewis, Ellen Huber (Mark), Megan Lewis Phillips (Brian), and Katherine Phillips.  Memorial services will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the Coatesville VA Medical Center, All Faith Chapel, Building 72, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA.  Interment will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, July 17th , at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, 830 Highland Rd, Newtown, Bucks County, PA 18940.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Peter's memory may be made to the Coatesville VAMC Voluntary Services, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA 19320-2096.  Checks should be made payable to the Department of Veterans' Affairs with Peter Evans' name in the Memo line.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Jul 14 2017 - 10:00am
Service Location: 
Coatesville VA Medical Center, All Faith Chapel, Building 72, 1400 Blackhorse Hill Road, Coatesville, PA


We met Peter at Hibernia United Methodist Church.   He was a friendly & kind man, always offering help to Others.

He will be missed but we feel he is at the Right Hand of God, in Peace.

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R.I.P. Peter, God Bless & Thank you for your service to our country.


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I met Peter in the twilight of his life, but that didn’t stop us from becoming good friends.  We met as part of the Mental Health Advisory Council in Coatesville PA.  And grew closer until his last days here.  I admired how Peter didn’t allow his illness to affect his personality.  He stayed upbeat and always had a smile when I saw him.  Despite what he was going through physically, he would always sit up and talk about the many books he read and about how family was the most important thing.  As we swapped stories and shared laughs together, I will never forget his kind words about me to my kids who met him on several occasions. 

Peter, you will be missed, but I will hold on to the memories we shared and your words of wisdom. Till I see you again, keep them on their toes in heaven Peter.

RIP, love Marcus. 

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