Emory M. Evans, 88, of Ripley, NY died Jan. 29, 2013 at the Community Medical Center in Toms River, NJ. He was born June 8, 1924 to the late Emory O. and Anna Marie (Schoenfeldt) Evans in Wesleyville, PA. A World War II veteran, Emory served from 1943-1946. In 1986, after 35 years, he retired from the Electrical Materials Company in North East, PA, where he was employed as a machine shop inspector. Emory was a member of the Ripley Methodist Church, the American Legion Post #51 of Ripley and the North East, PA VFW Post. Gardening and hunting were his favorite hobbies. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris L. (Smith) Evans; his children, Lester D. and Bonnie Lee Evans; and brothers Thomas Delmas and Louis Evans. His survivors include his son, Lewis (Donna) Evans of Whiting, N.J.; grandchildren Erin, Kristen and Caitlin; and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main St., Ripley, NY on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 from 4-6 p.m. for visitation prior to the funeral service at 6 p.m. Interment will be held privately at the North East Cemetery, North East, PA. Donations in Emory's memory to the Ripley Methodist Church or the Church of one's choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.