Samuel Charles Evans

Samuel Charles Evans

Birth
Michigan, USA
Death
15 Jun 1974 (aged 25)
Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Gardena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID
7560854 View Source

Son of Thomas and Joan Evans, brother to Suzy and Antoinette. College student. Loved tropical fish, science, photography and writing. He was an excellent public speaker. Intelligent, handsome and possessed a sharp wit, he was considered the golden boy of the family. He was shot on the evening of 6/12/74 while working part time as a taxi driver to put himself through college. Passed away on 6/15/74 at the age of 25.

Here are some good things I remember about my brother:
He was a great amateur photographer, a great public speaker with a wonderful speaking voice. By the time he was 18 he was already a brilliant speaker. He played drums and gave me a few lessons on them too. One of his main hobbies was tropical fish. He tied in his photography with the fish hobby by taking still photos as well as film of fish. One of the rooms in my brother's home was filled with fish tanks. He was a serious fish nerd and knew as much as someone with a doctorate in Ichthyology. Sam and I went to a fish club meeting were he was invited to speak. He spoke about how to photograph fish and pretty much spoke over everyone's head. One time we ordered pizza and he had to have anchovies on it. I don't think he liked eating anchovies but what the heck, it was fish! He helped me with math home work when I was a kid, just like me he had a sick sense of humor, we both liked to go barefoot, he loved our pets, we went to a Johnny Winters concert on my 21st birthday. He gave me my nickname "Suzy".

Sam had a number of part time jobs: Truck driver for Goodwill, he would pick up stuff at people's home. One time he made a pick up at George Peppard's home. Mr. Peppard actual came out of his house and handed him stuff. He was a taxi driver a couple of times. He worked part time because he was attending Harbor Jr. College taking a variety of classes, mostly science related.

A Story About Sam: An older man with an obviously big ego was trying to impress my brother and told Sam that he could kill him with just one finger. Sam quickly replied "I'll have to remember that next time I'm in a knife fight."

Sam used to name his cars. He had a blue Karmann Ghia named Leroy. I remember it had a sticker on the dash that said "panic button". He had a white Dodge Station Wagon, which was the family car at one time - year I think 1964 - that was named Moby Dick. He had extra tires on top of Moby Dick. I guess he was getting to many flat tires.

Sam and I were raised by our mother and step-father so Sam was also known under the name of Samuel Charles Costanzo.

Cause of Death: Murdered

Son of Thomas and Joan Evans, brother to Suzy and Antoinette. College student. Loved tropical fish, science, photography and writing. He was an excellent public speaker. Intelligent, handsome and possessed a sharp wit, he was considered the golden boy of the family. He was shot on the evening of 6/12/74 while working part time as a taxi driver to put himself through college. Passed away on 6/15/74 at the age of 25.

Here are some good things I remember about my brother:
He was a great amateur photographer, a great public speaker with a wonderful speaking voice. By the time he was 18 he was already a brilliant speaker. He played drums and gave me a few lessons on them too. One of his main hobbies was tropical fish. He tied in his photography with the fish hobby by taking still photos as well as film of fish. One of the rooms in my brother's home was filled with fish tanks. He was a serious fish nerd and knew as much as someone with a doctorate in Ichthyology. Sam and I went to a fish club meeting were he was invited to speak. He spoke about how to photograph fish and pretty much spoke over everyone's head. One time we ordered pizza and he had to have anchovies on it. I don't think he liked eating anchovies but what the heck, it was fish! He helped me with math home work when I was a kid, just like me he had a sick sense of humor, we both liked to go barefoot, he loved our pets, we went to a Johnny Winters concert on my 21st birthday. He gave me my nickname "Suzy".

Sam had a number of part time jobs: Truck driver for Goodwill, he would pick up stuff at people's home. One time he made a pick up at George Peppard's home. Mr. Peppard actual came out of his house and handed him stuff. He was a taxi driver a couple of times. He worked part time because he was attending Harbor Jr. College taking a variety of classes, mostly science related.

A Story About Sam: An older man with an obviously big ego was trying to impress my brother and told Sam that he could kill him with just one finger. Sam quickly replied "I'll have to remember that next time I'm in a knife fight."

Sam used to name his cars. He had a blue Karmann Ghia named Leroy. I remember it had a sticker on the dash that said "panic button". He had a white Dodge Station Wagon, which was the family car at one time - year I think 1964 - that was named Moby Dick. He had extra tires on top of Moby Dick. I guess he was getting to many flat tires.

Sam and I were raised by our mother and step-father so Sam was also known under the name of Samuel Charles Costanzo.

Cause of Death: Murdered


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