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Dr. Fred Francis Drew


1925 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Fred Francis Drew Obituary
Dr. Fred Francis Drew
February 22, 1925- July 6, 2013
Native of San Jose
Fred was raised on a little street off San Carlos Street when the prune and apricot orchards grew in Santa Clara Valley. Fred attended Burbank Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Jr High, and Santa Clara High School where he was Class President in 1943 and Captain of the football team. After graduating he joined the Army-Air force and served in WWII in the South Pacific and in the occupation of Japan as a Medic. He returned home and attended San Jose State. Fred met the love of his life Ruthie Wileman whom he was married to for 54 years. Fred became a Podiatrist in San Jose with an office above Original Joes in the Saint Claire Medical Building on First Street, then moved his office to Willow Glen. He practiced for 48 years but was a Doctor for life. His passion was hunting, fishing and traveling the world with Ruthie. He was a true Patriot. When Ruthie passed he married Lois Wright. After 6 happy years, Lois passed. Fred, in his last years, had a wonderful caregiver, Vusenga Pikokivaka, who was a blessing to him and our family. He is survived by his three children: Colleen Drew Carlson and her husband Rod, Jon Drew and his wife Annette, and Darwin Drew, as well as by 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild, all of San Jose. A private celebration of life will be held.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on July 30, 2013
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