Craig Evans

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Craig passed away surrounded by his family on 2/27/24 after a heroic battle with cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife, Barb, children Lindsey (Cory) Pindroh, and Corey (Mary) Evans, grandchildren Stevie, Corbin, Andy, Mariana, and Calla, Parents Bob and Joy Evans, mother-in-law Billie Sue McCauley, sisters Tracy (Rick) Falvo, Karen (Terrie) Clarke, sister-in-law Rena LaBue, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, and countless friends.

Our family wishes to thank Roswell Park Cancer Center for their superior care.

Craig was born in Hamilton, NY, and was raised in New Hartford, NY. In high school, he excelled as both a student and an athlete. From there he earned his bachelor’s degree from Oneonta State and continued his studies at New England College of Optometry where he earned his doctorate. He went on to practice at Reed Eye Associates for over 30 years. During that time, he enjoyed the people he treated, and many became more than just patients, but friends.

Craig was devoted not only to his immediate family but also to his extended family and friends. His example and influence touched all who were privileged to know him.

Craig had many loves beyond his family. His family camp on Trout Lake was one of his favorite places. He loved being on the golf course and enjoyed Syracuse Basketball. He loved music and had an extensive collection of albums and CDs. He thoroughly enjoyed trips to the Caribbean, Margaritaville, and decorating for holidays.

A remembrance gathering will be held at Ridgemont Country Club on Sunday, March 3 from 2pm-4pm. Please join us to remember Craig and honor his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Craig’s memory to Roswell Park Cancer Center at

1 Comment

  1. Scott Perry on March 2, 2024 at 2:02 pm

    To Craig’s family:

    I just learned of this. Craig and I were good friends in High School. Many fond memories of playing “garage basketball”, playing golf, flicking those little triangular paper “footballs” on the lunch tables, and the usual fun at that age in the mid 70s at New Hartford High School. Our paths separated after High School.

    Rest in peace, old friend. My condolences to his family.

    Scott Perry (Spartans class of ’77)

    Rest well

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