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Official Obituary of

James Evers

March 5, 1934 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

James Evers Obituary

Mr. James L. Evers

Born March 5, 1934 to Chester and Henrietta Evers of Chicago IL

Lived in Nanuet NY for the past 58 years.

Education:  BA - Hope College, Holland MI; Masters - Oberlin College, Oberlin OH


Mr. Evers was an educator who taught in both Rockland County and  Hohokus, NJ.  He co-founded an open education school called the Rockland Project School (RPS).  The RPS school was operational from 1969 to the mid-1980’s.  

He was a great asset to the Rockland County community having served as both an educator and an active participant in numerous organizations.

Mr Evers will be remembered for his positive outlook, the profound impact on the lives of his family, students, and friends, in addition to his lifelong quest for knowledge and mentorship.

Survived by his son, William, and his wife Beth of Taylors, SC, his daughter Janine of Provincetown, MA, and his daughter Carol and her husband Jim of Fort Montgomery, NY

Grandchildren:  Michael, John, Briana, Thomas, Katherine and Dylan

Great Grandchildren:  Brayden, Audrey, Sofia

Sisters: Phyllis, Sharon, Laurel

Preceded in death by his beloved wife Marylin and a grandson, Samuel as well as his siblings Donald, Chester, Richard and Arlene.

Calling hours are Monday, September 11th from 4-7 pm at the Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home, 100 Franklin Ave., Pearl River, NY

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Michael J Fox foundation for Parkinson’s (

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September 11, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc.
100 Franklin Ave.
Pearl River, NY 10965


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