Evelyn Yokos

evelyn yokos

April 25, 1948 ~ November 3, 2019

Evangelia (Manolis) Yokos, “Evelyn”, named after her father’s mother, was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 25, 1948 and passed away on November 3, 2019. Evelyn is survived by her younger sister, Irene, her husband, George, her two sons, Haralambos and Nicholas, and her two granddaughters, Siena Evangelia (her beloved namesake) & Callista Stephania.

Evelyn’s parents were Nicholas Dimitrios Manolis and Fanny (Makridis) Manolis who were married in 1947. When Evelyn was 4 years old, she moved with her parents to 2140 Linwood Avenue, Fort Lee, New Jersey where she lived for the rest of her life. Evelyn was a graduate of Fort Lee High School and Washington College where she majored in history and completed a teaching certificate. After college, Evelyn worked as an elementary school teacher. Evelyn was a self-described religious agnostic, a life-long Democrat, and a member of the Unitarian Universalists. First and foremost, she was a devoted and self-less wife and mother — the best ever.

Evelyn always showed compassion for others. Her faith in humanity was indomitable. She struggled with multiple sclerosis in ways that were admirable to all who knew her, and she never wavered in her engagement with the world. She loved to laugh. Her greatest joy was her family. She was loved and will be missed beyond words by those of us who will honor and treasure our memories of her forever.

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In accordance with her wishes, Evelyn’s remains have been cremated and her ashes are to be scattered in Lemnos, Greece.

Evelyn wanted a gathering of her friends and family to remember her life which will take place:

(1) Saturday, November 9, 2019, from 4 to 7 pm at Patti Mikatarian Funeral Home located at 327 Main Street, Fort Lee, NJ 07024; and

(2) Sunday, November 10, 2019, starting at 1pm, at Syros Taverna located at 51 East Palisades Avenue, Englewood, NJ, 07631

All friends of the family are welcome to attend both Saturday and Sunday.

Instead of flowers, Evelyn requested that donations be made to:

– The National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Greater North Jersey Chapter

One Kalisa Way, Suite 205

Paramus, NJ 07652

– Doctors Without Borders

333 7th Avenue

NY, NY 10001

– Or, any charity whose purpose is to help fight disease and disability.

Services

Memorial Visitation: November 9, 2019 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Frank A. Patti & Kenneth Mikatarian Funeral Home
327 Main Street
Fort Lee, NJ 07024


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  1. Our deepest sympathies to Nick and his family on the passing of his beloved mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we know you are grieving but take comfort in the wonderful life that Evelyn had, and the memories that you will have of her forever.

    With Love,

    James and Betsy Marino
    170 Harrison Avenue
    Westfield, NJ 07090

  2. Evelyn and I had been friends for a long time. We worked together for a short while and kept in touch. I visited her about once a month since I live about 50 miles from Fort Lee, and she always relished the Starbucks blueberry scone that I brought. I am glad that she is no longer in pain but I will miss seeing her lovely face. She was a kind, gentle human being and my heart goes out to her family. Linda Jobson


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