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May 15, 2013

Evan W. Hummer

CENTERVILLE — Evan W. Hummer, 74, of 11038 Leboeuf Trail Road, Centerville, died at 3:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Mr. Hummer was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Titusville, to the late Ralph and Leola Kerr Hummer.

He was a graduate of Titusville High School, Class of 1956.

Mr. Hummer was formerly employed as a computer programmer in the ’50s at Struthers Wells Corporation. In 1960, Evan and his brother became co-owners of the family dairy farm. He retired from the farm in 1986 and went to work for the YMCA, taking care of the maintenance until the present time.

He was a former past president for 10 years on the board of directors for Rural Electric from 1967 to 2000, a former member and past president of Titusville Rotary and served for 15 years on the Titusville School Board.

Evan enjoyed golfing and taking care of his lawn.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lois Dailey Hummer of Centerville, whom he married on June 8, 1990, in Titusville; three children, James Hummer and wife, Cheryl, of Evansville, Ind., Kathryn Zimmerman and husband, Keith, of Titusville, and Beth Russell and husband, Jeff, of Mars; two stepsons, Scott Walters and wife, Laura, of Meadville, and Ron Walters and wife, Annette, of Townville; eight grandchildren, Kyle Hummer and wife, Heather, of Raleigh, N.C., Amanda Hummer of Hubbard, Ohio, Matthew Hummer of Evansville, Rachel Russell and Megan Russell, both of Mars, Alecia Palmer and husband, Jay, of Townville, Paige Bush and husband, David, of Titusville, and Carter Walters of Townville; seven great-grandchildren, Jade Bush, Gavin Bush, Shaye Bush, Jason Walters, Tierney Palmer, Jaythan Palmer and R.J. Walters; a brother, David Hummer of Geneva, N.Y.; his former wife, Frances Driscoll Hummer of Titusville; best bud, Dick Nichols; a special friend, Jessi Propheter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hummer was preceded in death by a grandson, Ray Scott Walters Jr.; and a brother, Russell Hummer.

All services are being conducted privately by the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA, 201 W. Spring St., Titusville, or to Bethel United Methodist Church, 15068 Route 89, Titusville, Pa. 16354.

Arrangements are being handled by Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville. If you would like to leave a condolence for the family, go to garrettfuneralhomeinc.com.

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