Evan’s energy, smile and kindness will always be present, though he now lives on the other side of life in the very heart of God. Evan was born in Brandon, Florida on September 27, 1994 and passed away at home in San Antonio on February 4, 2016. He was the kind of person people couldn’t forget – he touched many with his friendliness and joy. Perhaps it was this very energy that swirled too strongly in his mind and spirit for this life. Only he and the Lord know that.
For now we deeply recall how he touched us all. Evan was very social, making lifetime friends with kids, teachers, and families. Circles of relationships have remained through Evan’s school life and activities at Colonial Hills United Methodist School, Hunters Creek neighborhood, St. Matthew’s Church and School, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Oak Meadow Elementary, Jackson Middle School, Churchill High School, TAMU CC and Panera Bread. Diving and cheer, as well as art and music were passions that exemplified his energy and zeal.
Evan belonged to us all – as we all deeply miss this unique young man. Evan leaves parents Peter and Karen and brother Jason; grandparents Rudy and Marge Massari; aunts and uncles Sigrid Brown, Greg Massari and his wife Mollie, Jon Massari; cousins Jessica and Kurt Brown, Philip, Margaret, Annie and Lizzie Massari, Kaylee and Emily Johnson and Matthew Massari; as well as family on both sides of life. One of Evan’s great joys was the recent connection and relationship with his birthfather Ben Astrike of Charlotte, NC and his children and family, as well as conversation and sharing with birthmother Jennifer Silcox. Evan embraced his adoption and was loved by a double-decker family.
Two services will honor Evan’s life at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 4201 DeZavala, San Antonio, Texas 78249: Vigil on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Resurrection on Friday, February 12 at 9:30 a.m. The family welcomes friends at the church for the hour prior to each service. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery after Mass.