Evan Frame Tinder, 52, of North Haven, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Loving companion of Sloan E. Williams III. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts on January 17, 1960; son of Glenn and Gloria Nidette Tinder of Lincoln, MA. Evan received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Pomona College, Claremont, CA, a Masters degree in Divinity from the Yale Divinity School, another in Psychology from North Central University, Prescott, Arizona, and had worked as a Clinical Behavioral Consultant. Brother of Galen (Shelly) Tinder of NJ. Godfather of Branden Jones of New Haven. Son-in-law of Cornelia Leavitt-Scudder of Hamden. Uncle of Brett & Brienne Tinder. Also survived by many friends.
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Congregational Church on Friday morning at 10:00. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evan F. Tinder Memorial Fund Account c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 2427 Whitney Avenue, Hamden , CT 06518.