Evan Lerner Obituary

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Evan J Lerner

November 15, 1972 - December 8, 2012
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Evan Jarrod Lerner, 40, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his home in Cedarhurst, NY. He fought a long and valiant fight, but succumbed to respiratory and cardiac failure due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Evan was born in Brooklyn on November 15, 1972 and is survived by his parents, Lois and Harvey Lerner. He was the beloved brother of Courtney Jacobs and brother-in-law of Adam Jacobs and loving uncle to Aaron and Alexandra Jacobs. He is also survived by his Grandmother, Gertrude Lerner and Aunt and Uncle Sheila and Bobby Kahn -whom he loved very much. He touched many people's lives with his caring, kind and...
Evan Jarrod Lerner, 40, passed away on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his home in Cedarhurst, NY. He fought a long and valiant fight, but succumbed to respiratory and cardiac failure due to complications of Multiple Sclerosis. Evan was born in Brooklyn on November 15, 1972 and is survived by his parents, Lois and Harvey Lerner. He was the beloved brother of Courtney Jacobs and brother-in-law of Adam Jacobs and loving uncle to Aaron and Alexandra Jacobs. He is also survived by his Grandmother, Gertrude Lerner and Aunt and Uncle Sheila and Bobby Kahn -whom he loved very much. He touched many people's lives with his caring, kind and sensitive nature. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, David and Pearl Sussman, Aunt Carol Chesney and paternal grandfather, Morris Lerner.
Evan graduated from SUNY Buffalo where he majored in Theatre Arts and had starring rolls in university and professional stage and theatre productions. In recent years, Evan resided in his beloved Flagstaff, Arizona where he enjoyed the beautiful outdoors until the illness became acute.
He will be loved and sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know him. He was a unique and very special person.
Graveside funeral in Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at 11:30 am at Wellwood Cemetery. Shiva services will be held at 540 Broadway, Cedarhurst, NY Monday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.
The family asks that donations in his memory be made to The SASS Foundation for Medical Research in Roslyn or Congregation Sons of Israel in Woodmere.

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"Evan was an intricate part of my childhood for so many years. Playdates with Courtney were so much fun, Evan was always willing to play with us and include..." Natalie Zuckerman (NY, NY)

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