Sterle C. Drake Jr., 87, of Factoryville, died Thursday morning at his home. His wife is the former Beverly Beck and they were married on May 23, 1959.
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Born in Dalton on April 6, 1926, he was the son of the late Sterle C. Sr. and Ruth Thompson Drake. Sterle attended Dalton High School. Before retirement he was a well known stone mason in the Factoryville area.
He loved to hunt and fish in Forkston and when he was younger enjoyed going to dances.
Also surviving are two sons, Terry of Florida; and Jerry of Factoryville; two daughters, Tina Hughes and Judy Drake, both of Factoryville; a brother, David, Dalton; five grandchildren and one great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Eddie, Lawrence, John and Richard; and two sisters, Margaret La Motta and Marion Ambrozia.
The memorial service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Anthony P. Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes Inc., 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville. The Rev. Paul Fields II will be officiating.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 until service time.
For directions or to send online condolences, visit www.aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Oct. 11, 2013