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John R. Drake, age 83, of Toledo passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Flower Hospital. He was born April 2, 1930, in Toledo to John L. and Sarah (Barker) Drake. A 1948 graduate of DeVilbiss High School he attended the University of Toledo where he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi. A Korean army veteran, he served his country from 1953 to 1955. John had a 37 year career with Libbey-Owens-Ford and retired in 1987. He and his wife, Sally enjoyed traveling through the United States and were former volunteers for Mobile Meals.
John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Louis Drake, and sisters, Shirley Fox and Jeannette Drake. Surviving is his wife, Sally; son, Tom (Adrienne) Drake; daughter, Lisa (Lance) Daggett; grandchildren, Brent and Haley Daggett, Matthew Drake, Chris (Dina) Green and Lindsay (Bob) Delrue, and 5 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Walker Funeral Home 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials to the
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Published in Toledo Blade on Apr. 8, 2013