Remembering Edward W. ‘Ned’ Evans, a Driving Force of Carnegie Mellon’s Printing Program
Olin said, “Ned was truly a visionary within the printing industry, recognizing the trends that were coming long before they were generally acknowledged, and preparing me and the other GCM graduates for the challenging yet exciting years ahead for the industry. Ned personally provided me the guidance which helped shape my career and helped launch me on the path that led to co-founding Prograph, Printcafe, and now my current position at EFI.”
Mr. Evans married the love of his life, Mary Ann Hogsett in 1955 and raised his family in Mt. Lebanon. Ned and Mary Ann had three children, Carlyn, Gary and Laura, and they took great pride in the accomplishments of their children. They were very active in the community and in the school district, including many years as leaders of Mt. Lebanon Band Builders.
After living on Altadena Dr. in Mt. Lebanon for almost 40 years, the couple retired to the Asbury Heights Retirement Community in 2009, where they formed many close friendships. Ned and Mary Ann loved to travel and enjoyed the company of close friends, many of whom they have known for decades. Ned loved technology, music, art, the Steelers and Pirates, and his family.
In addition to Mary Ann, his loving wife of 56 years, Mr. Evans is survived by his children, Carlyn Evans (Glenn Golden) of Ann Arbor, MI, Gary Evans (Sally) of Bridgeville, PA, and Laura Booth (Andy) of Mt. Lebanon. He also is the proud “Papa” to eight grandchildren: Zachary, Samuel and Grace Evans-Golden, Curtis, Melissa and Michael Evans, and Samantha and Juliana Booth. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mildred (Gibson) and David Evans, and his brother, Robert Evans.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. in the Hickman Chapel at Asbury Heights, 700 Bower Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Ste. 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1207 or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 960 Penn Ave., Suite 1000, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.