Evan “Papito” Flores Sr.

Evan Flores - Rochester Cremation

On July 6th, 2023, Evan “Papito” Flores Sr, 58 of Rochester New York gained his wings after a long courageous battle with cancer. He passed into the loving arms of his wife Darlene Jones of Buffalo New York. Darlene and Evan had what could only be described as a young love full of life and laughter. Brought together by what could only be recognized as the grace of God. Evan spent his whole life taking care of those around him until he finally met someone to take care of him. Darlene’s strength and immeasurable love were seen and felt by not only Evan but by those around them. Their love will live on for each other in eternity.

Evan was a man of rugged independence in his short life. He accomplished many things but was most proud of his nursing career. He had a natural instinct to care for people from being an EMT to a MA. A die-hard Dallas cowboys’ fan and always loved to catch a red wings game. A game of dominoes with the guys was never dismissed. A man full of life taken too soon. Evan was a great dad who always made sure his children were happy. He made sure they were brought up surrounded by the value and importance of family from family brunches to dance parties in the living room. Even things as simple as a day in the park or a baseball game were accompanied by the immense love, he had for all his children and the adoration they all shared for him.

He leaves behind his surviving children, Jessica Flores and husband Victor Mercado Sr., Abianna Collins, Luana Aponte (Flores) and husband Nelson Aponte, Evan Flores Jr. and wife Charlena Flores, and Dezaray Cannon-Flores and companion Indio Velez, and Philip Rodriguez.

Evan was not only a great dad but a proud grandfather. He made his presence known at his grandchildren’s baseball games and made sure everyone knew he was their number one fan. Sleepovers at “Welos” were never dry of laughter and jokes. He never missed a chance to celebrate his grandchildren whether it was a birthday, graduation, normal holiday or a Thursday. The feelings he brought to his grandchildren and those around him will live on in infamy.

He was adored by his prized Grandchildren, Victor Mercado Jr. , Jasmine Collins, Jayson Mercado, Zayden Aponte, Janalyse Aponte, Juan Mercado, Javiair Flores, Jovannie Mercado, Nathalia Flores, Jadiel Mercado, Jaire Flores, Leah Rodriguez and Tony Rodriguez.  He will be missed and forever cherished by his surviving siblings, Josie Cirilo, Ana Morales, Ida Soto, Abigail Collins, Felix Soto Jr., Migdalia Cruz and 30 amazing Nieces and Nephews. Pre-deceased by Father Hiram Flores, Mother Ana Soto, Mother-in-law Linda LaRoe, sister Sonia Morales, and sister Bruny Morales.

Services will be held on Friday July 14th from 3:30pm – 6pm at Rochester Cremation Greece location, 1118 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY 14626.

Evan Flores - Rochester Cremation

15 Condolences

  1. Luana Flores-Aponte on July 11, 2023 at 10:46 am

    Papi. There isn’t enough words in this universe to say how much I will miss you. You were the greatest papi in the world.
    I’m still grasping that I will never be able to hear your voice again. But I promise your memory will never be forgotten. I will carry you always in my heart.
    143 Big Daddy!!!!

    • Briani Jackson on July 11, 2023 at 3:37 pm

      Evan was always a pleasure to work with! Always smiling and cracking jokes! And protective over me and the other new doctors in training at Highland Family Medicine. I have nothing but good/fond memories of him. He will be greatly missed! My condolences to his family.

  2. Pasheena Latimore on July 11, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    Evan was such a hard worker and full of laughs. He made sure everyone around him was taken care of including co workers. It has been such a honor to work with him. We will miss him dearly and my dearest condolences to the family.

  3. Luzann Ampadu and family on July 11, 2023 at 8:19 pm

    Evan was an amazing person, always going above and beyond for his team members and his patients. He will be miss greatly. Much sympathy and love to his family , whom he would talk about all the time. Peace and healing.

  4. Holly Strickland on July 11, 2023 at 9:53 pm

    I didn’t know your father, but from the talks we had Jessica, he was a great man. I’m glad your family had the honors of having him there for ya of ya. I’m sorry for your family’s loss. And my he rest in heaven now. I’m always here for all of ya.

  5. Angela Pecora on July 11, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Evan was an absolute pleasure to work with at Highland Family Medicine. His bright smile and contagious laugh was something I always looked forward to when working shifts with him. He always happy.

    He will be missed immensely.

    My sincere condolences to the family!

  6. Evan A Flores Jr. on July 11, 2023 at 11:12 pm

    I love you and I will miss you everyday. You’ve shown me what a man/father should be and I will fight everyday to try to be even half of that. Thank you for all you have done for me,my sisters and your family. You will be greatly missed. Sorry I’m so sorry……

  7. Dior on July 12, 2023 at 12:07 am

    Tio Papito You will always be missed! Your silly and comidic ways was my all time favorite. You always knew how to make everyone laugh. Your were a great uncle and a super Father!!! You will be forever in my heart!!! Love you always

  8. Phil Rodriguez on July 12, 2023 at 12:16 am

    Hey daddio you raised me like your own thanks for the cousins brothers and sisters aunts and uncles you gave me enjoy that golf game now pa nothing but birdies love ya …gone but not forgotten!

  9. Carmen Colon Williams on July 12, 2023 at 8:43 am

    From Soto – Colon Family
    May Papito’s family and friends find comfort in the many wonderful memories he leaves us all with.
    Peace Prayers & Blessings.

  10. A’leah Rodriguez on July 12, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    Rest In Peace ❤️🫶🏼
    Gone but never forgotten !!

  11. Lynn on July 13, 2023 at 3:30 pm

    I’m heartbroken over this news. You were the best partner at HFM that I could ask for. Whatever the day threw at us you always had me laughing. Thank you for teaching me patience, how to be a great MA & my Spanish lessons every day.
    I hope you’re at peace now.
    My condolences to all of your family.

    • Natasha V on July 13, 2023 at 9:10 pm

      Evan will be missed by all. I worked with Evan and I remember well how much he cared about his patients and coworkers alike. He treated people with respect and would see the positive in every situation. It is sad to see him gone but he will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace and let his family remember the best he had to offer.

  12. Sheri Medina on July 14, 2023 at 3:29 am

    You’re The Inspiration…I never forgot you and I never will. Rest in peace and love.

  13. Javiair Flores on March 14, 2024 at 11:49 am

    I miss you greatly, but I will not be sad about your loss. I will be happy that you were there, God has a plan for us all, the tears we’ve shed over you, and the memories will not go to waste. You may be gone now, but you will never be forgotten. You’re legend will live on. With the title of “One of the best grandfathers, fathers, husbands, friends, and person, of all time”. I miss you a lot. But I will make you proud. Goodbye Welo, I love you so so much.

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