John R. Evelo

June 30, 1938 ~ January 23, 2020 (age 81)

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John R. Evelo, 81, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully due to complications from dementia, Thursday January 23, 2020. He was born June 30, 1938 to Charles and Angela (Foradori) Evelo in Terre Haute, IN.

John was a retired Spanish teacher and former Chairman of the Foreign Language Department at Lawrence Central High School.  During his tenure at Lawrence Central, John coached football and cross country, and developed the intramural basketball program.  He was an avid bicyclist in his spare time.  John was a member of the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Fortville. 

John is survived by his wife of over 59 years Connie M. (Pulsford) Evelo; daughter, Therese (Luis) Sanchez  and children, Jasmine and James; sons, Douglas (Kathleen) Evelo, and  children John, James and Joe; and Christopher Evelo and children Morgan and Travis; siblings, Elizabeth, Susan and Joe. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mary Rose.


Friends may call on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fortville. Mass of Christian Burial will take place immediately following at the church, beginning at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Connection Ministries P.O. Box 29495 Indianapolis, IN 46229 or to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 523 S. Merrill Street Fortville, IN 46040. Online condolences may be shared at 



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January 29, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (Fortville)

Mass of Christian Burial
January 29, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (Fortville)


Oaklawn Memorial Gardens
9700 N. Allisonville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250


St. Thomas the Apostle
523 S. Merrill Street, IN 46040
Tel: 1-317-485-5102

Connection Ministries
P.O. Box 29495, Indianapolis IN 46229

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