I was privileged enough to have received an invitation to the retirement party for Dave Evans, a lifelong banker and business associate and friend.
The gala was hosted by Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust, indicating the mutual respect and admiration accrued over Dave's many years of service. He leaves behind a well-trained staff of mortgage professionals who will surely carry on his legacy at the consumer-friendly, local banking institution, more affectionately know as Phoenix Fed.
Dave oversaw operations in the mortgage department at Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust for many years.
He is an avid golfer and a 'not so shabby' tennis player, I'm told. I'm sure Dave will pursue both those interests with much rigor and enthusiasm now that he has retired. Travelling with his wife will also be on the Evans schedule of things to do.
The memories of many closings shared between us will last for many years. Stories, both serious and funny, fill our minds and provide much to talk about whenever we gather to eat or share a beverage.
And the well-attended gathering last night to celebrate his retirement attested to Dave's popularity among notables in the real estate world in the Phoenixville and Southeastern Pennsylvania area. In fact, I never saw so many local title people gathered together in one place, not to mention the many real estate agents among his sphere of influence.
I couldn't resist writing this post to memorialize his retirement and our friendship, both personal and professional.
May The Lord be gracious to him and his family, and provide them with many more years of joy and happiness...!!!