Evan Webber Junot Rochester, NY Evan Jared Webber Junot, was born January 11, 1983 in Fairfax VA, to Hope Junot, Rochester, NY and Dr. Elvin H. Webber (deceased), Wynnewood, PA. Evan lived in Washington DC until moving with his mother Hope to Bushnells Basin in upstate NY to be close to the Junot family when he was three years old. He attended Pittsford Schools and his high school years were spent at Canandaigua Academy where he distinguished himself in a variety of sports. He was a force on the football team throughout high school helping the Braves win the 2000 State Championship. Evan was also an exceptional wrestler well known for his success with the wrestling team throughout his 4 years at the Academy. From Canandaigua Evan attended a post-grad year at Wyoming Seminary School in Wilkes- Barre, PA, again demonstrating his wrestling skills by being awarded 7th place in his weight class at the US National Wrestling Tournament at Lehigh Valley College, PA. After high school, he moved to New York City to embark on his studies as a Physics major with a football scholarship to Wagner College. Evan saw all corners of the world as one connected community and his future goals would be shaped by the world’s environmental issues. Preservation of nature and animals, of course, were a strong connection to the bigger picture he envisioned. Evan was an active volunteer locally, helping at fundraising events for the Genesee Center for the Arts and Education. Evan loved ALL MUSIC and blended elements of jazz, classical, contemporary, hip hop, (even the sounds of change in his pocket) to create his own unique sound. Always curious, Evan is remembered as someone who liked to tinker, taking apart motors and clocks, desiring to know how things worked so he could improve upon it. Because of his musical gift, his friends and collaborators, there are plans to incorporate Evan’s music into upcoming movie scripts. It would please Evan to know that his music will continue. Evan passed away suddenly, on June 30, 2010 at age 27 in Austin Texas. He is predeceased by his father Elvin Webber, and is survived by his mother, Hope Junot; stepmother, Diann Webber; grandmother, Addie Webber; grandparents, George and Jean Junot; a multitude of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Our grandfather is spoken of weekly when ever we come together. He was tough, driven, compassionate and a man of many talents. He loved everyone of his children and his grands. He wanted to see them thrive in excellence and to love their family. Not only did he love his immediate family, he loved his brothers and their children and was always there for them. HIs brothers had the same kind of love that he had. He definately left a legacy. He was the type of man that everyone needs to meet at least once in a lifetime. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know him. What you learned from him would guide you throgh life.