TOPSHAM — Peter A. Evans, 78, of Middlesex Road, died Nov. 30 at his home.

Evans was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 1, 1936, the son of M. Albert and Eleanor Fowler Evans. He graduated as valedictorian of the Class of 1954 from Mercersburg Academy, and went on to earn an undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Harvard College in 1958.

He earned an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1962. Evans then completed his internship and medical residency in internal medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, where he served as chief resident.

From 1962-1963, he served in the U.S. Navy as assistant to the attending physician to Congress. For two years after that, he served as chief of the Medical Department at the Main Navy Dispensary in Washington, D.C.

He practice internal medicine in Brunswick at the former Regional Memorial Hospital, now Mid Coast Hospital, and at Parkview Memorial Hospital, now Parkview Adventist Medical Center.

He also served for two years as president of the Regional Memorial Hospital Medical Staff, chief of medicine for 11 years, and director of the hospital’s intensive care unit from its inception for 20 years.

In 2001, Evans moved his office to his home and practiced there until retiring in 2003 after 35 years of serving the Brunswick area as a physician.

He enjoyed skiing, sailing and horseback riding.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Sharp Evans, whom he married in March 1986, as well as his children, Mark and wife Lisa, of Freeport, Rebecca Taber and husband Hank, of Tenants Harbor, and Jennifer Evans and husband Sean Boyle, of Massachusetts; stepchildren, Karen Pelletier and husband Bernard, of Brunswick, Kathy Plourde and husband Ken, of Bowdoinham, Kim Johnson and husband Kenneth, of West Bath, James Sharp Jr., of Bath, and Kelly Malkoch and husband George, of Brunswick; three brothers, James Evans, of Arlington, Illinois, Bruce Evans, of Pittsburgh, and Geoffrey Evans, of Brunswick; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by his first wife, Susan Appleton Jowett.

Visitation was held Monday at Brackett Funeral Home, in Brunswick, followed by a funeral on Tuesday. Interment will be in Bowdoinham during the spring.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.

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