MILLWOOD — Richard L. “Mr. E.” Evilsizer, 80, of Millwood, formerly of Dresden, died at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at Knox Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Zanesville, he was the son of the late Charles and Pauline (Snyder) Evilsizer. On July 25, 1953, he married Rachel J. Dulac in Portsmouth, N.H., and she passed on Sept. 9, 2000. Mr. Evilsizer had sold newspapers for the Times Recorder/Zanesville Signal, worked at Hardesty Grocery and the Roggie Hotel and served 20 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring in December 1966. After his retirement, he had assignments at Good Samaritan Hospital, the Ohio Youth Commission, West Virginia Penitentiary, Avondale Youth Center, Zanesville Police Department, United Technologies and Tri-Valley Schools. He was a member of St. Ann/St. Mary Parish and had been a Eucharist Minister at the church and Genesis Health Care. A member of the Knights of Columbus, Mr. Evilsizer was a Past Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree in the Zanesville area.
“Mr. E.” is survived by one daughter, Twyla (Louie) Shilling of Millwood; one son, Allan (Linda) Evilsizer of Zanesville; grandchildren, Mike Evilsizer, Nicole (Michael) Hartman, Cody Evilsizer, Kendra Wukelich and Michele Clark; great-grandchildren, Jaiden Wukelich, Jason Hummel, Jesica Hummel, Destiny Stewart and Gabrielle Hartman.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Grace, Jennie and Lola; one brother, Roy T.; a granddaughter, Chasty Lee Evilsizer; and a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Evilsizer.
Friends may call Monday, July 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dresden Chapel of Vensil-Orr & Chute Funeral Home. A Wake Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mattingly Settlement with the Rev. Father Jack Maynard as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mattingly Settlement Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann/St. Mary’s Parish, P.O. Box 107, Dresden, OH 43821. Additional tribute information at www.vocfh.com.