Herbert Edwin Drake Jr.

Herbert Edwin Drake Jr. (1925-2018) died August 3, 2018 in Boca Raton, FL. He departed this life peacefully at his daughter's home in Florida. He was born on August 13, 1925 in Cleveland, OH and is a former resident of Venice, FL, Johnson City, NY and Willowick, OH.

Husband of Mary Drake, loving father of Joan Rogers (William), Marian Drake, Robert Drake and Richard Drake. Dear grandfather of Melissa Rogers, Melanie Flower (Brice), Jacqueline Drake and the late Matthew Rogers. Son of the late Mable Jane and the late Herbert Edwin Drake Sr. Brother of Marilyn Evensen and the late Jane Drake.

He graduated from Collinwood High School and served in the U.S. Navy as an electronics technician. He was a Veteran of World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Mr. Drake worked as a Quality Control Engineer at Harris Corporation, Gould Inc. and Westinghouse Corporation. He retired to live in Venice, Florida. The family is grateful to the members of Hospice and the caregivers who offered comfort care.

Memorial service and burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, Ohio at a later date.