Henry Thomas Evers

Henry Thomas Evers

December 13, 1951 - October 04, 2021
San Juan Capistrano California

Henry Thomas Evers

December 13, 1951 - October 04, 2021
San Juan Capistrano California


Henry (Hank) Evers, 69, of San Juan Capistrano, California, passed away on Monday, October 4th after a hope-filled battle with cancer.

Hank was born on December 13, 1951, to Henry and Elizabeth in Lakewood, Ohio. After graduating from St. Edward High School in Lakewood Ohio, he went on to study Political Science at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio

Hank spent most of his professional life as a senior sales and marketing manager for Pioneer Electronics, Sony Trans Com, Thales Avionics, Kittrich Corporation, M.C. Gill Corporation, and Doan Law Firm. He spoke most fondly about his nearly 10 years with the Orange Catholic Foundation and the Diocese of Orange as a time of living a providential avocation. It was there that he applied decades of finely tuned management and communication skills to advancing the mission of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Orange.

While working for Pioneer Electronics in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, Hank met the love of his life, Lori Smith. Both Hank and Lori were single parents. Hank was the father of Jason and Lori, the mother of Christopher. Together, they created a “yours, mine and ours” family of 4 amazing children, Jason, Christopher, Elizabeth, and Riley. Blessed beyond belief, Jason and his bride, Jenna Murphy expanded the family with 4 beautiful children, Carter, Quinn, Keaton, and Crawford. Christopher and his wife, Becky increased the tally with another 3 awesome children, Brayden, McKayla, and Clayton.

Hank was a force of nature, determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world, something he often mentioned.  Anyone who knew Hank knew that he was the most loving father and husband a family could ask for.

Hank was youngest of 12, with 8 sisters and 3 brothers. He was predeceased by his eldest brother, Tony. He is survived by Betty, Ann, Cece, Mary, Ted, Carl, Rosie, Joanne, Jeanne, and Patty, all of whom live east of the Mississippi. Since learning of his cancer in November of 2020, they held weekly Zoom calls, keeping them closer than ever.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Orange Catholic Schools Fund. There will be a funeral service on Monday, October 11th at 10:30am at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.


Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: October 10, 2021 (7:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

Funeral Mass

  • Date & Time: October 11, 2021 (10:30 AM)
  • Venue: Christ Cathedral
  • Location: 13280 Chapman Avenue Garden Grove, CA 92840 - (Get Directions)

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: October 11, 2021 (1:30 PM)
  • Venue: Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery
  • Location: 7845 E. Santiago Canyon Orange, CA 92869 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (714) 532-6551

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10 responses to Henry Thomas Evers

  1. Patrick Chiu says:

    My condolences to the Hank’s family. I worked with Hank for a few years when he was at the Gill Corporation. After he left, we continued to keep in touch through his blog and social media posts. I was always inspired by his positive, humble, and honest outlook on life and I will miss his insights. Rest in peace, Hank.

  2. Sr. Teresa says:

    Hank was an incredible witness to his Catholic faith and did so much for Saint Anne School and the Diocese of Orange. Hank will be greatly missed by me personally and all those whose lives he touched with his gentleness, energy and compassion. I will always remember how he helped us set up the first ever Marian Alliance Band concert when you almost needed ear plugs to listen to our students, yet he was so patient and attentive and loving the effort of our students. Hank is a great man of God.

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