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Pal Councilman Eveslage dies

Pal Councilman Eveslage dies
Pal Councilman Eveslage dies
Paul Eveslage, left, participates in his final town council meeting last Wednesday morning. Eveslage, who did not seek another term, died Sunday. Seated next to him is Councilmember Virginia Kirkham. Photo by Ross Schulz

Paul A. Eveslage, a councilman for the Town of Palmyra, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. He was 86.
Eveslage was elected to the council in 2007, winning one of three seats in an eight-person race.
‘Paul was a very likable person and very knowledgeable of the history of the town, along with surrounding areas,’ Debra Jones, the town’s clerk-treasurer, said.’ I feel he was an asset to the town and was instrumental in the completion of the senior center here in Palmyra.’
Jones believes Eveslage had served an earlier four years on the council then went off before seeking another term in 2007.
Eveslage, a former Army veteran, was re-elected in 2011, retaining his seat in a seven-person race.
‘Customers loved to come in and talk with him when he came into the office Monday through Friday to have a cup of coffee and keep up with the daily business of the town,’ Jones said.
When filings began in 2015 for town races, Eveslage did not seek another term. He did, however, attend the last meeting of his term, which was last Wednesday morning.
Eveslage was the owner-operator of Eveslage Feed Mill Inc. and was a former employee of Eveslage Dairy and a semi-truck driver for Container Port & BBT.
Eveslage’s funeral will be tomorrow (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra.