FORMER REC HEAD EVANS DEAD AT AGE 50

evans-bobBob Evans at the Red Bank Centennial picnic in 2008.

Former Red Bank Parks & Rec director Bob Evans has died at age 50.

Evans was found dead of an apparent heart attack in a locker room Monday, days after having pitched in a over-40 baseball game on Cape Cod, according to a blog post by borough resident David Prown.

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PARKS & REC HEAD READY TO FILL BIG SHOES

memone-kids1Red Bank Little Leaguers pose with their new parks and rec director Memone Paden Crystian. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

The Memone Paden Crystian era has begun in Red Bank’s Parks & Rec Department.

The borough resident and mother of three was named Recreation Director on Monday night, four months after the Menna administration decided, without explanation, not to reappoint longtime director Bob Evans.

Memone, who serves as president of Lunch Break‘s Board of Trustees, had been an alternate member of the Recreation Committee since January. She told redbankgreen that for the last couple years she’d been trying to get onto the committee.

Some leap.

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EVANS OUT AS PARKS & REC HEAD

evans-bobBob Evans at the Red Bank Centennial picnic in 2008.

Red Bank Parks & Rec director Bob Evans appears to be out of a job come January 1.

“It doesn’t look like the reappointment will be made,” Mayor Pasquale Menna told redbankgreen late yesterday, in response to questions over whether Evans had been fired earlier this week.

Menna, citing state regulations regarding government personnel matters, said he could not discuss Evans’ status, except to say that “he’s taking some personal time at this point.”

Evans could not be reached for comment. Two sources say that Evans was “shocked” to be told by borough Administrator Stanley Sickels on Wednesday that he was being terminated for mismanagement of the department.

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