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Joseph A. Drap


1942 - 2020
Joseph A. Drap Obituary
Joseph A. Drap, age 77, born on July 23, 1942 returned to heaven on February 9, 2020 after a short illness. Beloved son of the late Andrew and Mary Drap nee Kennedy and beloved nephew of the late Anna C. Murray. Loving and caring husband of Sandra Lyn nee Pavlik; daddy to Rainbow and Buttercup; brother-in-law of Dennis (Mary) Pavlik, Joyce Good, Cynthia Kutschke, Deborah Pavlik, Janice (Thomas) Vanacora, Joel (Cathy) Pavlik and Elisa (Harold) McMullin; uncle to 14 nieces and nephews and 6 great-nieces and nephew. Joseph graduated from St. Theodore Grade School in 1956 and St. Rita High School in 1960. He worked for City of Chicago forestry division, as a Wal-Mart people greeter and played Santa Claus to many children from many years and really enjoyed bringing smiles to children's faces. He also ushered at many churches including St. Theodore, St. Rita Shrine Chapel, St. Clare of Montefalco, St. Rita Church, St. Gall, St. Thomas More, St. Odilo and a church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, slot machines, bingo calling, playing with his dogs and watching sports games. Joseph was loved by all and will be truly missed. Visitation Monday, February 17th from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Lack & Sons Funeral Home, 9236 S. Roberts Rd. Hickory Hills. Friends will gather Tuesday, February 18th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave., Chicago to be followed by 10:00 a.m. Mass. Entombment Good Shepherd Cemetery.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Feb. 16, 2020
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