Claucine W. (Claus) Evans

October 18, 2021


Claucine W. (Claus) Evans, 85, of Greene went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 18, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Bruce and Marjorie Evans and brother, Hilton Evans. Claus is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Esther; children, Moyra and Lance Ulery of Brevard, North Carolina; Michael and Sheryl Evans of Smithville; Heather and Michael Frederick of Seneca Falls and Colin and Michelle Evans of Greene; grandchildren, Sean and Amy Evans, Kristen and Matthew Wiediger, Christopher and Karen Walsh and children, Ryan Walsh and children, Evan and Spencer Frederick, and Kegan and Kiefer Evans; great grandchildren, Nicole, Logan and Jacob Wiediger; sisters, Cyrena Summers and Alice Evans; sister-in-law, Sarah Evans and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Claucine was born and raised in Deposit and McClure, New York.  He grew up on the family farm in McClure where music was a vibrant part of the family.  Following graduation from Deposit High School, Claucine attended Ithaca College and graduated from Nyack College and SUNY Oneonta.  He served in the Army in Korea, and while stationed at Fort Hamilton in Brooklyn, NY, met his beloved wife Esther.  Claus and Esther were married for 61 years and had four children.  They have spent the past 54 years living at their home in Greene, NY where Claus worked as an educator and counselor for Greene Central Schools.  He was a dedicated and beloved teacher of many.  “Lunches with Mr. Evans” became a special event during the school year and has been well remembered by his students. Claus was also an active contributor to many regional and community theatre productions.  He was well known for his many performances at the Cider Mill Playhouse, Cortland Repertory Theater, the Albany Summer Play in the Park, along with many other community concerts and productions.  He was honored in 2004 for this theater work with a star on the Binghamton Walk of Fame.  His most memorable performances include “Tevye” in “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Pseudolus” in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, “Charlie Anderson” in “Shenandoah”, “Benjamin Franklin” in “1776”, and “The Ghost of Christmas Present” in the Cider Mill’s annual production of “A Christmas Carol.” Claucine was a long time member of the United Methodist Church and recently the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ in Greene where he both sang in the choir and often performed special music.  Claus’s faith was a powerful force in his life’s work and he much enjoyed sharing music and gospel with others. A memorial service will be held 1:00pm Saturday at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, 28 North Chenango Street, Greene, NY 13778. Masks are required. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Chenango County Hospice, the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ, and the Greene Emergency Squad. Arrangements are under direction of Root Funeral Home 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, NY 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at



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Memorial Service
October 23, 2021

1:00 PM
First Congregational Church UCC
28 N. Chenango Street
Greene, New York 13778

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