Jeffrey Evans of Southold passed away peacefully at home on March 31, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. He was 67.
He was born Nov. 3, 1952, in Rockville Centre, N.Y., to Lawrence and Alice (Kocher) Evans.
He graduated in 1970 from Seaford High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team and captain of the tennis team.
Jeff had a long, successful career in the automobile business, starting in sales at Sunrise Toyota in Oakdale. His career spanned 15 years there, moving up to the position of sales manager. Jeff and his dealership received many awards and recognition for being top in sales in the Toyota organization.
He then moved on to Riverhead Toyota, where he worked in management for several years before moving to Massachusetts in 2000.
Jeff was the general manager of Village Ford in Charlton, Mass., before moving back to Long Island in 2003.
While in Massachusetts, he met his future wife, Robin Sorel. They were married Oct. 20, 2002, in Sturbridge, Mass.
In 2003, they moved to Southold, N.Y. Jeff was then working for Riverhead Ford as used car manager. He then went back to Riverhead Toyota, where he worked in management and sales for several years before going to Riverhead Bay Motors.
Jeff ended his career in the car business with a position at Lucas Ford before retiring in 2014.
While in retirement, he worked part time as a driver for Eastern Suffolk Transportation. Before his passing, he was employed by Advance Auto Parts, where he loved working for his friend Pete delivering parts daily, mostly to Shelter Island.
Jeff was an avid golf player and lover of the game. He was also a fan of the New England Patriots and the New York Yankees.
Predeceased by his father in 2000, he is survived by his mother, who resides in Ronkonkoma; his wife, Robin, who resides in Southold; his sons, Ryan (Tracy), of Riverhead, Justin, of Baiting Hollow, and Scott, of Calverton; his sister, Jennifer (Larry) DeRobertis of Virginia; his brother, Greg (Margaret) Evans of Ronkonkoma; three grandchildren, Owen, Kellen and Stella; a niece and four nephews; and three great-nieces and two great-nephews.
Jeff will be remembered by his wife, Robin, as the love of her life and her best friend.
Jeff will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving father, adoring grandfather and supportive friend.
Jeff had a lovable nature and was always seen wearing a smile.
He was daddy to his beloved puppies and Grandpa and Granpito to his special dear friends.
Robin and the family hope all his dear friends will join them in a celebration of life at a later time. We can all share memories and remember this wonderful man with a “Jeffrey!”
Memorial donations may be made to East End Hospice. Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport assisted the family.
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