Frederick Evans, a retired W. R. Grace Co. employee who was active in the Shriners, died of cancer Feb. 1 at South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Fla. He was 80.
Mr. Evans, a resident of Plant City, retired 18 years ago after working 50 years for the W. R. Grace Co. He had been in charge of pollution control for the company in Bartow, Fla.
A Baltimore native, he moved from Severna Park to the Tampa Bay area in 1970.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 213 in Baltimore. For 13 years, he served on the Shriners hospital committee in Florida, sponsoring hundreds of burned and crippled children.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, the former Margaret Clark; a son, Fred Evans of Honolulu; a daughter, Jacqueline Michalski of Pasadena; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 3 in Plant City.