Obituary of Donald M. Drake
Donald M. Drake, 84, of Utica and formerly of Lee Center, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at St. Elizabeth's Healthcare. Born in Rome on April 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Robert and Vera Drake, Sr. On July 17, 1960, he was united in marriage to Barbara Brower. She passed away March 22, 1993.
Don was a veteran of the US Army and later worked for Kraft Foods and Revere Copper and Brass before retiring after many years at Rome Cable Corp.
He loved spend time at camp on Black Lake hunting and fishing.
Don is survived by three daughters, Barbara (Steve Delano) McCumbers, Deborah (Scott) Dupre and Robin Wickman; three sons, Melvin (Trudy) Drake, Donald Drake, Jr. and Bernie Drake; longtime companion, Alma Cable; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Dianah; a son Clayton; two sisters, Lorraine and Marian; and three brothers, Robert, Bernie and Tommy.
Family and friends are invited to call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome, on Sunday, March 31st from 1-4:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Evergreen Cemetery.