Charles Edgar Evans Jr., Engineer

August 21, 2009|By Frederick N. Rasmussen

Charles Edgar Evans Jr., a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground engineer, died of complications after heart surgery at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The Otterbein resident was 84.

Mr. Evans, the son of a Baltimore firefighter and a homemaker, was born and raised in Hampden. He left Polytechnic Institute to enlist in the Navy, where he served aboard a submarine tender in the Pacific during World War II.

After the war, he attended evening school at Poly and was awarded his diploma in 1954. He also held a degree from the Maryland Institute.

Mr. Evans went to work at APG in 1946 and was part of the team that designed the Army's first ballistic tracking camera. He retired in 1985.

He had been a former communicant, vestryman, and church school superintendent of the old St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Hampden.

Mr. Evans had been a member of the board and later president and manager of Roland View Towers, a senior citizen residence, on Roland Avenue in Hampden.

He had been appointed to the local Selective Service board during the 1960s.

Mr. Evans was the past commander of the Montfaucon Post 4 of the American Legion, and was a member of the Boumi Temple, Pickering Lodge 146, Scottish Rite, the Royal Order of Scotland.

He was a member of Grace & St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 707 Park Ave., where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, the former Emily Pauline Harris; a son, Steven M. Evans of Middle River; a daughter, Cynthia Anne Evans Hock of Roland

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