Margaret Patsos Evans

 
Margaret Patsos Evans, daughter of James Patsos, Sr. and the late Margaret Patsos, and the loving wife of Arnold "Art" Berman, died in her home on New Year's Day 2014 at the age of 66. Funeral service will be held at the Waterloo First Presbyterian Church on Saturday (January 4, 2014) at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. Reverend Sarah West will be officiating. Contribu tions in lieu of flowers can be made to the American Cancer Society or your local animal rescue center.Ms. Evans was born and raised in Central New York, and was a longtime resident of Rochester, N.Y., and later Shippensburg, Penn., where she last resided. Ms. Evans was a talented photographer, artist and jewelry designer. Most recently, she was a professor at Shippensburg University, teaching courses in photography, digital imaging, and communications. As an established photographer, she exhibited her works in many venues, including galleries in New York City, Pennsylvania and South Korea. She was also actively involved with a non-profit art gallery in Shippensburg, called SHAPE. In addition, Ms. Evans was an avid animal rights activist, shepherding her own crusade to find adoptive homes for stray and abandoned cats. She herself was the proud owner of several animals in her lifetime. A graduate of Waterloo Senior High School, Ms. Evans traveled to the Republic of the Congo in 1971, as a Peace Corps volunteer. She later spent time in Seoul, South Korea, where she taught at a private school. After returning from South Korea, she helped develop a cooperative nursery school in Newark, N.Y., with her sister Eileen. Her life was filled with an array of experiences that encompassed her passion and devotion to life, the essence of which she captured through her photography. From photographs depicting the decline of the steel industry in western New York and Pennsyl vania to the brevity of a butterfly perched on a flower, her work was constantly evolving and she was forever inspired by both the ephemeral and cyclical forms of life.Ms. Evans is survived by her husband, Art Berman; her father, James Patsos, Sr.; her siblings, James Patsos, Jr., Stephen Patsos, Eileen Taylor, Christine Patsos, Mark Patsos, Daniel Patsos, Catherine Patsos and Nancy Patsos; fourteen nieces and nephews, and fourteen great-nieces and nephews.She is predeceased by her mother, Margaret Patsos; her sister, Carolyn Griffiths; and her nephew, Matthew Patsos.                                                
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