STRUTHERS James Stephen Evanson, 26, passed away early Sunday morning, Nov. 6, in Youngstown.
James, known as Jamie or Bear to his friends and family, was born May 7, 1985, in Youngstown. He was a beloved son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin, godfather and friend.
James is survived by loving parents, Stephen and Rebecca Hart Evanson of Struthers; sister, Jessica (Robert) Meyer of Boardman; girlfriend, Megan Boosinger and her family, Kathy, Garry and Brittany of Poland; grandparents, James and Wilma Hart of Struthers; aunts and uncles, Debbie Horvath (Randy Hinderliter) of Austintown, Donald Hart of New York, Michael (Maggie) Evanson of Struthers and Peg (Glen) Speirs of Reading, Pa.; godfather, James Horvath of Campbell; cousins, Eric, Shannon, Kellen and Reilly Horvath of Asheville, Jackie Horvath of Boardman, and Desiree Evanson of Struthers; and goddaughter, Brynn Capelli of Boardman.
James was preceded in death by grandparents, Stephen and Margaret Evanson of Struthers.
James graduated from Struthers High School in 2003 and was employed by Starr Wheels in Warren. James was an avid football and Cleveland Browns fan, loved to draw and paint and enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.
James will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. His smile, sense of humor and caring personality will forever live on in our memories.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church in Struthers.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers where a prayer service will be held Friday at 12:15 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, James family asks that donations be made to the Struthers School Foundation for Educational Excellence.
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