John D. Evanko

December 16, 1941 - August 20, 2018
John D. Evanko

John J. Evanko, 76, of Wilmington, beloved husband of Anna May Evanko, passed away in his home on Monday, August 20, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family.

Born in Rochester,NY, December 16, 1941, a son of the late John and Helen Hocenick Evanko, he had been a Wilmington resident for several years. He had worked as a material handler until his retirement and was a parishioner of St. Stanislaus Church.
Besides his wife Anna May, he is survived by his children; John Evanko of Wilmington, Jean Marie (Evanko) Phillips, her husband David, and son Tobias of Gastonia, NC, Grace Pauline (Evanko) Sullivan, her husband Kenyata, their son Bremen and daughter Anne Elizabeth of Wilmington. He also is survived by his 3 sisters and a brother in Rochester, NY as well as several nieces and nephews in Rochester,NY, Wilmington, NC, Raleigh, NY, and Cleveland OH.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 24, 2018 at 1:00 at Saint Stanislaus Church, 4849 Castle Hayne Road, Wilmington NC with graveside inurnment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Wilmington NC.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale AL., 35210-2164

Share memories or condolences to the family at wilmingtoncares.com.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403


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  • August 23, 2018
    Mary Plasky says:
    Love & Hugs to you & yours Grace.

  • December 15, 2018
    Anne Sullivan says:
    You always liked me, even if I stepped on your foot (which hurt btw). You could be very nice, and I remember saying I love you before you passed. <3