July 2018, Vol. 245, No. 7

People News


Calvin Paul Evans, 88, died May 11, after a brief illness. He had a long career in the pipeline industry, eventually working his way up to executive positions and establishing his own company, Evans Pipeline Equipment in 1971.

In 1985, Evans Pipeline merged with CRC Pipeline International, and Evans became chairman of CRC-Evans Pipeline International. He became an honorary member of Pipe Line Contractors Association in 1996 and was a driving force behind the PLCA Scholarship Foundation.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia; sons Falkner (Linda) and Marc; and grandchildren Stephen and Joanna (Erik Lundberg).

Mark Osadchuk, 83, a veteran of the pipeline industry, died April 12, peacefully at home. He invented the innovative Ozzie’s Pipeline Padder in 1989 and founded a number of companies.

Osadchuk helped form Central Pipeline and Cable Co. in 1965 and remained as president until 1967, when the company was liquidated and organized as Natural Pipeline Co., based in Lakeville, Minn. In 1980, he formed Southeast Pipeline Contractors Inc., which became one of the largest mainline pipeline contractors in the United States.

He is survived by his wife, Vera; their two children and spouses Velma (Osadchuk) and Bob Hope of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Dwayne and Tina Osadchuk, of Scottsdale; and their two grandchildren and spouses, Amanda (Osadchuk) and Craig Ciliberti, of Scottsdale, and Nicholas and Alisha Osadchuk of Oak Creek, Colo.


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