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Michael J. Drake, age 68, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at his home.
He lived most of his life in Kalamazoo, MI and worked as a pipefitter/plumber with Local 357. We moved to Rockledge in 2003. He was a current member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockledge and attended St. Augustine Cathedral Church and School in Kalamazoo prior to that. He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in Kalamazoo and enjoyed golfing with the guys from VFW Post 4534 in Rockledge.
He was preceded in death by his son, John M. Drake, and his father, Charles N. Drake. He is survived by his wife, Sharon L. Drake (of 40 years); his mother, Bernice M. Drake; sister, Patricia Goff; brothers, Joseph Drake and Thomas Drake; and sister, Maria Drake, as well as several extended family members.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Noon on Friday, September 7, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rockledge. Interment will be at a later date in Kalamazoo, MI.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that a donation be made to St. Augustine Cathedral School at 542 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49006, or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care in Melbourne, FL.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Sept. 2, 2012