William A. Drum
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William A. Drum

Elmira - Age 64, passed away at home, unexpectedly, on Thursday, June 18, 2020. Bill was born in Hornell NY, a son of the late Alfred O. and Patricia Biddle Drum. His family moved to Elmira when Bill was a young boy. Bill is survived by his three sons, Andrew A. Drum of Elmira with Melissa Bennett, and children Mackenzie Bennett and Miesha Drum; Adam J. Drum of Elmira with Erica Russell; Shawn W. Drum of Elmira with Kym Scott, and son Ryan Drum; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Charles Roher of Elmira, with son Matthew; Nancy and David Scopelliti of Sayre, with children Daniel and Lea; brothers, Tom Drum of Horseheads and Otto Drum of Elmira Heights; former wife and friend Colleen Drum of Elmira. Bill was a 1973 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. He had worked for many years as a salesman for various car dealerships and later worked at Kohls Department Store in Horseheads. Bill had a great love of sports and was active as a participant or coach for most of his life. He loved to golf. His involvement with youth sports included Mark Twain Little League, Southport Recreation Baseball and Basketball, CYO Basketball and Small Fry Football. Bill's favorite sports teams were the New York Yankees and New York Giants. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.




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Published in Star-Gazette from Jun. 20 to Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 25, 2020
Bill was one of my best friends and teammates in the EFA wrestling team. Had so many great memories with him. So sad
Ted Phillips
Friend
June 24, 2020
Colleen and family,
We were very sorry to hear of Bills passing. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace
Kathy and Steve Pirozzolo
Friend
June 24, 2020
To the Drum family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of Billy. We had a lot of fun and many memories. Bill was a part of our touch football team, and Ill never forget the look on his face when I asked him to go in a game. To my fellow Yankee fan, you will truly be missed by so many. Sincerely, Dana Carpenter
Dana Carpenter
Friend
June 22, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Barb and Bud Mashanic
Friend
June 22, 2020
To the Drum Family, Billy was a great guy and although I haven't seen in in a few years, I do remember him and his EFA buddies at the bars like Michael's. He was always fun to talk with and will never be forgotten. RIP Billy!
John Comereski
Friend
June 21, 2020
We were all sorry to hear about your fathers passing, my he Rest In Peace
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Coworker
June 21, 2020
Drum Family,
Very sorry to hear of Bills passing. Always said hello to me with a Smile. Our prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all.
Rick Milazzo

Richard Milazzo
Friend
June 21, 2020
To a Fellow Cellar Rat and friend..rest in piece Bill and may God take care of you~~~ Birdman~~
Dannny Stansfield
June 21, 2020
Drum Family,

I am so sorry to hear this news. I had the opportunity to coach with Bill over the years. He was always a Class Act. God Bless Bill, May He Rest in Peace.
Mike Siglin
Friend
June 21, 2020
The Drum family, we are so sad to hear of the passing of your Dad. Bill was an awesome person and the best neighbor. All the time and work he put in The Reese Wrestling Tournament will never be forgotten. He was priceless. Thank you Bill for being a small part of our lives. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Vonnie Youngs
Friend
June 20, 2020
Billy was a true member of the Cellar Rats on Davis St. He will be missed by all!
Dan Phillips
Friend
June 20, 2020
This small message brings my deepest condolences on Bill's passing. May God grant him eternal rest and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Patrick Daugherty
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