Dr. Evan Phillip Weinstein, beloved husband of Dr. Sarah Todd, father of Natalie (14), Lexi (8) and Avery (6), died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, 5 April 2017. He was 45 years old. Evan is survived by his family and also his parents Donald and Donna Weinstein, his sister Dr. Elizabeth Weinstein and many other devoted family members.
Seven years ago Evan was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor that ultimately led to his death. Evan grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, graduating from Shaker Heights high school in 1990, Colgate University in 1994, and Medical Collage of Ohio in 1999. In college he got his first taste of lights and sirens when he became involved with EMS and the fire service working with SOMAC Ambulance and the Hamilton Fire Department. Through this experience Evan was able to work hand in hand with the local community. He developed a profound respect for people from every walk of life and continued to appreciate how much each person can contribute to the world around them. As a result, Evan developed a unique approach to his career. He identified himself as both a first responder and as a doctor.
Here in Falmouth, Evan was the Affiliate Hospital Medical Director of Falmouth Hospital, Medical Director of the Barnstable County Safety Answering Point (PSAP), and Medical Director of Cape & Islands Emergency Medical Services System.
Evan will be remembered not only for his work with EMS but for his love of music, of food, and of his ability to provide perspective.
When physical disability forced Evan to cut back on some of his activities he still managed to get up each day to contribute his enthusiasm to those around him. Evan was a man that people could talk to, that people wanted to talk to. He was an inspiration and a storyteller. Evan’s fiendish sense of humor will be remembered by everyone who interacted with him. He never crossed a line but always made people laugh. He was most at home in the kitchen cooking even to the very end. He loved to talk and was great council. Intelligent and gentle, he understood other people’s views and respected them. He was proud of the communities that he was a part of in work and in life. A husband, a father, a son, a brother, a teacher, a doctor, a guide. He will be sorely missed.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, April 7, at the Falmouth Jewish Congregational Church, 7 Hatchville Rd., East Falmouth. Burial will follow in the Falmouth Jewish Cemetery.