We Love You, Evan Nasky

This is a place for friends to post pictures, stories, quotes, videos, and anything else they want to share about our dear friend, Evan Nasky.
"Death is nothing else but going home to God. The bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." ~ Mother Teresa
How we miss our beloved, Evan!  Sometimes the pain is unbearable. But, we know that his life in the infinite light in ongoing. His bright energy is still with us in the love we feel for and from him.  We thank God for the time we had with Evan here on earth, and hope that his dear friend’s hearts are healing.  We love each of you!
Remember the light and love that he brought into our lives. 

"Death is nothing else but going home to God. The bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity." ~ Mother Teresa

How we miss our beloved, Evan!  Sometimes the pain is unbearable. But, we know that his life in the infinite light in ongoing. His bright energy is still with us in the love we feel for and from him.  We thank God for the time we had with Evan here on earth, and hope that his dear friend’s hearts are healing.  We love each of you!

Remember the light and love that he brought into our lives. 

In observance of Evan’s 23rd Birthday we have begun an additional Tumblr page to hold dear and share the memories of Evan’s beautiful life. The link to the new page is

http://evannaskymemories.tumblr.com/

Evan’s 23rd

This Friday, December 13, would be Evan’s 23rd Birthday. Our observance includes establishing a new tumbler page to share a lifetime of joys and love and laughter.

We also recently had a selection of Evan’s voice recordings made so we could hear his voice whenever we wanted.  Enclosed is a link to the site of the demo made to review before  the CD’s were printed.  It is a mix of video and audio. Whether you are having an observance of your own or with others, or just like the memories his voice brings back, Evan will be there to sing for you.

Many will recognize the first songs as solos from his high school musicals.  The last two pieces come from a voice class recital at UE in Dec. 2011.  These are the last recordings of Evan performing.

https://vimeo.com/76449248 

Happy Birthday, Evan

Evan memories from Umbra Institute, Perugia Italy, fall semester 2010

White Trash Prom-University of Evansville, Sept. 2011

Another wonderful memory of Evan! Heartfelt “thank yous” to all of Evan’s friends who keep his memory alive as we approach the 23rd birthday observance of his beautiful life. We love you Evan…always and eternally.

Last Easter we received a book of memories from UE students who knew and loved Evan.  In memory of his beautiful life, as we approach his birthday, we will be posting a memory a day from this book and his birthday observance from last year. We love you Evan, and we will never forget your beautiful smile!

Birthday music

One of Evan’s passions, outside of theater, was learning to play the violin. He practiced with the same energy and drive as anything he chose to focus on.  We soon realized that we had no recording of him playing.  So I contacted his violin instructor in college to see if there might happen to be a recording there of a practice session or anything.  The email came back that unfortunately there were no recordings. So I emailed back asking what  he was practicing at the time prior to March.  I did not hear back, so I figured the trail was lost.

Forward to Evan’s 22 birthday party in December.  One of my few tasks in supporting it was selecting some music as background for different portions of the evening. I though about what he might want and picked out a few CDs. That night getting out of the car at the location I just grabbed a CD of Evan’s I had been listening to at random as backup.  Shortly after putting on the first CD near the beginning of the memorial service, I was advised by others that my selection of Aaron Copeland might not be appropriate.  So I reached in the sleeve and grabbed another of the CD and started it.

The next day I received this in the email from Evan’s violin professor:

Dear Mr. Nasky,

 Please know I am thinking of your family and Evan today (although I think of Evan often).  I had not answered you about what Bach he was working on, which I played at his service in the theater here at UE.  It is  the

Prelude to Suite No. 3 by Bach,  originally written for cello.  Evan had fallen in love with the cello suites and wanted to learn them.  I happened to find an edition that had transposed them for violin. He was thrilled and went right to work, as he did with everything, but these were a real passion for him. He refused to let any impurity exist in his performance of this Prelude so we spent a lot of lesson time getting it just right!  He would get so impatient with himself because it didn’t sound like he heard it in his head and heart.  I had to remind him that his head was really smart but his body needed time to “get the message”. 

 Evan and I would occasionally run into each other at the fitness center. It was there I found he worked with equal zeal at any task.  He was usually at the rowing machine, sweating profusely and rowing like a madman. I said ‘Wow you are amazing!” He said “You have to keep in top shape to be in the theater.”…rowing like crazy the whole time.

The CD I pulled from my car at random and ended up playing at his memorial was ” Bach Suite No.3 for violonchello played by Wen-Senn Yang.  Evan found the way to select his own music. He just needed a bit of help.

A gift from Evan’s friends at UE

On the Friday before Easter, I came home to find a package in our mailbox sent from the University of Evansville, where Evan studied Theater for 3 years. It was truly one of the most wonderful gifts to us as it contained a book of happy memories of Evan written by his friends there. I took the book out under a large live oak tree behind our house and read each entry aloud, thinking that Evan would hear me.  The memories brought both tears and joy. I am posting one of them and will continue to share in time.  This particular memory struck a chord in my heart.

Much love and many thanks to the students who sent these memories of our beloved son.  You have eased our pain and given us hope that Evan’s beautiful life will not be forgotten, and is ongoing.

~M. Nasky

Pictures of Evan in Italy Fall Semester 2010

We cannot express our thanks enough to all who have shared their memories of Evan on this page. In the midst of devastating loss you have kept the memory of his beautiful life alive.  Thank you so very much! The photos we are posting were sent to us by Chris DiMarco and Bailey Shaw who studied with Evan in Perugia, Italy during the fall semester of 2010.