Condolence & Memory Journal

Evelyn was one of the first dancers we noticed when we started ballroom dancing. Not only was she a beautiful dancer, but a warm, friendly person. She will be missed by the dancing community.

Posted by Alice Scandura - Penn Valley, PA - friend   December 30, 2015

Evelyn was a wonderful person. My mother Rose was Evelyn's good friend since Evelyn and she were teenager. My father Albert was your dad's cousin. As children I can remember having lots of fun playing on the enclosed porch. My sister and Gary would watch TV and play games. And Michael would give me an astronomy lesson which would always be interesting -- a little out of my realm but enjoyable. We always knew that we were in for a good time when mom and dad would say, "Come on. Get your coats on; we're going to Mike and Evelyn's." One thing I remember about your mom is that no matter where you were or what the circumstances she would always greet you with a smile and make you feel as though there was no one in the room except you when she was talking to you. We're very lucky to have parents who were always concerned about our welfare even been into adulthood. She was very proud of all of you. She loved to laugh. When my father turned 90 and she was at his birthday party she said that she felt so honored to be there. And that was exactly the kind of person that she was. She is resting peacefully now. She is now the recipient of the promises that were made to her baptism. When she finally walked through the gates I believe that some of the first people that greeted her were your dad, Rose and Albert. And here is the first thing that they said to her, "Evelyn, we've been waiting for you. Hurry up! The coffee's getting cold!" They are now in their perfected state, no more suffering. Although we miss her and grieve her, it is not goodbye.. It really is until we meet again. Because we too will join them when our time comes. I always tell people when they lose a loved one it's hard now but in 100 years will all be together and that is what keeps us going & moving, knowing that we will be reunited. In the meantime I'm sure that your mom would like you to continue living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute- just like she did.

Posted by Gina Insogna Schiavello - BROOMALL, PA - Daughter of close friends   December 30, 2015

Evy was a beautiful person who loved to dance.....and always had patience dancing with the newbees.

Posted by Ron Troy - Philadelphia, PA - Dance Friend   December 30, 2015

Evelyn was one of the first dancers I met on the first night I ventured out into the wider world of social ballroom dancing from the relative protection of the private studio where I had learned to dance. Evelyn was very welcoming to me on that first night in 2010, and I will always remember her for that. Always a fun and cheerful partner, she could dance just about every dance and was a great follower. I will miss her.

Posted by Peter Mergen - Huntingdon Valley, PA - Friend   December 30, 2015

Evelyn will be missed by all her dancing friends lovely lady. God bless her. Elaine Dych & Peter Fiore

Posted by Elaine & Pete - Springfield, PA - friend   December 30, 2015

Many happy memories of spending time at your mom and dad's home. Always warmly welcomed. Always so much fun on the enclosed porch while the adults socialized over coffee and cake and a 'lunch meat spread'. Gary and Karen would watch tv and play games while Michael gave me lessons in astronomy. Patricia was very busy being a trailblazer but always pleasant to see. We knew we were in for a treat when mom and dad said," Come on. Get your coats on. We're 'gone' to see Evelyn and Mike." We were very fortunate to be raised in the families that we were , with the parents that we had. When Evelyn "showed up" up there for her Final Reward a few days ago , Rose, Al and Mike greeted her and said , " Hey, Evelyn, we've been waiting for you. Let's go/- the coffee's getting cold.' They are all peaceful now , in their perfected state .. And we should't fret..because in 100 years we will all be together - perfected and for eternity - for this we believe by God's promises and our faith. Be comforted to know you were loved by them and remember that death changes only a state of being - it does not change a relationship. They are both now strong advocates for you - as you move through this grief and for each and every day for the rest of your lives..

Posted by Gina Insogna Schiavello - BROOMALL, PA   December 29, 2015

Evelyn - You will be missed on the dance floor. Take your shoes with you as there is dancing 24/7 in heaven

Posted by Dottie Shields - West Chester, PA - Friend   December 29, 2015


Good Bye Evelyn you were always one of my favorite dance partners.

Posted by David & Jill Drummond - Manalapan, NJ - Friend   December 29, 2015

When I began ballroom dancing, Evelyn was one of the first ladies I met. She was very friendly and always smiling. Evelyn was never at a loss for dancing partners. Will never forget her. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Brenda DiFelice - Wilmington, DE   December 29, 2015

We will always remember Aunt Evelyn's smile, laugh, and love of dancing.....We will miss her. Love, Denise & Steve

Posted by Denise Obee - St. Marys, GA - niece   December 28, 2015