We mourn the loss of Msgt Mark Evans, the founder of Pizzas4Patriots and so much more. Sgt Pizza (as he sometimes called himself) unexpectedly died of a heart condition. Mark was a mentor to Packages4Patriots. We met Mark over 7 years ago. Msgt Mark urged us to "kick our mission up a notch". Mark gave us a logo and a website and helped guide us to shipping over 88,000 pounds of love and support to our deployed military! We will always be grateful for MSgt Mark Evans and the world will miss his presence. We were glad to know him. 

Mark Evans

  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017

Mark Evans, 58, of Elk Grove Village, passed away Sept. 15, 2017. He is survived by his mother Clara Evans and preceded in death by his father Robert Evans. Mark is survived by his wife Gail; his children Melissa Hammond, Samantha Evans, and Kent Evans; grandfather of Nicholas and Benjamin Hammond. He is also survived by siblings Robert (Kim) Evans, Susan (Craig) Duan, Tom Evans, Jim (Nancy) Evans, Christopher (Kim) Evans and Edith Woloszyk. He was the uncle to many nieces and nephews. Mark was a lifelong resident of Elk Grove Village. He was a member of the 217th Air National Guard for 26 years providing communication services worldwide. He was employed by Centel, Sprint and AT&T since graduating from the college of the Air Force in 1978. Mark co founded Pizzas 4 Patriots with his family in 2008. He is responsible for organizing the delivery of over one million slices of pizzas to military personnel serving worldwide. In addition to providing pizza parties to Veteran Facilities across the country, he will be remembered as a fun loving man who graciously gave to many. He was always there to lend a helping hand; may he rest in peace. Visitation Wednesday, September 20 from 3pm-9pm at Grove Memorial Chapel 1199 S. Arlington Hts. Rd. Elk Grove Village. Chapel service will be held Thursday, September 21 at 10am. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Pizzas 4 Patriots at www.sgtpizza.org

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