Evan Enders

Obituary of Evan R Enders

South Hadley-Evan R. Enders, 93, passed away July 30, 2020 at the Holyoke Medical Center with his family by his side.  He was born in Albion, NJ, the son of Richard Enders and Erva (Nicholson) Enders.  He served in the US Navy from 1944 -1946 and the US Air Force from 1947-1967.  He retired with the rank of Major having served his country honorably in countless nations throughout the world.  Evan flew many aircraft, among them B-52’s and B-47’s, and proudly flew during the Korean War, transporting the wounded.  He was a corporate pilot for Textron for many years along with previously working at Tobey, Inc., New England Propeller, Westover Air Force Base, and Central Airport Flying Service, Inc.  Along with flying, Evan's greatest love was for the outdoors.  Whether it be fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, or gardening, he shared his love of nature with his family and leaves a legacy of appreciation and respect for the outdoor sanctuary.  His "larger than life" presence will be dearly missed by his wife of 71 years, Ruth D. (Barry) along with their children, Susan Fly and Richard of Ware, Clare Murphy and Robert of South Hadley, Richard and Sonya of Granby, Karl of South Hadley, Elaine Williamson and Edward of Belchertown, Paul and Jill of Bolton, MA, Frank and Leisa of South Hadley, Kurt and Barbara of Taylor, MI, and son-in-law, Edward Boron of Belchertown.  He was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn along with siblings, Elizabeth Harrison, Warner "Bud" Enders and Barbara Bailee.  Evan also leaves 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren, who will cherish his memory.  All services will be privately held at Beers & Story Funeral Home with internment in MA Veterans' Memorial Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Ducks Unlimited to assist in the conservation, restoration, and management of wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl: Ducks Unlimited, Inc. - One Waterfowl Way - Memphis, TN - 1-800-45-DUCKS.  

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