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Richard Franklin Drake

Portland, Oregon

Sep 4, 1933 – Nov 26, 2018 (Age 85)


September 4, 1933
November 26, 2018
Portland, Oregon


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Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home | Portland OR Obituary

Dr. Richard F. Drake, beloved husband, father and grandfather died November 26, 2018 at age 85. Richard was born September 4, 1933 in Washington DC where he lived until he was 12. His family then moved to Oregon where they had long standing roots. His ancestors came across on the Oregon trail...

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With heartfelt sympathy from Marilyn and Family


I wish I could attend the celebration of life for Dick. Sadly, I cannot, but I wanted you to know how sorry I am for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with him. He will be remembered fondly for many, many years.

All my love, Ronda

Susan and I have know Dick and Maggie Drake during recent years of volunteering at the Oregon Maritime Museum. He served as a docent and maritime history enthusiast. It was a pleasure to know such a interesting gentleman and wonderful human being. Farewell Dick!

Crossing the Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving...

I was lucky to be Richard and Maggie's dog, Ted's, dog walker. Richard was always generous and kind. I always felt respect from both Richard and Maggie. I also was impressed by their long marriage and great family values. Dick will be missed.

I was really saddened to hear that he had passed away, he was one of the nicest Bosses I had the pleasure of working with. I am so glad that I was one of the first employees that was hired to take their dream to reality. I remember vividly assembling the first Kidney Machine while working at Charlie Willock's spare bedroom up over the garage, which was a good year before we built the company building. He made the world a better place for all kidney patient's. May God bless his soul!

Dr. Drake was also a partner in the Portland Diabetes Clinic with Stephens, Page, Hare, Martinson, Drake and Church in the 1970s'. I managed the clinic at that time and enjoyed working with him very much. He did have a great sense of humor.

What wonderful memories we have of Dick and Maggie, our next door neighbors, as our children were growing up. We send our sincere sympathy to the Drake Family in the loss of Dick.

Fred and Joyce Bolton

I worked for Dr. and Maggie Drake at Drake-Willock and found them both to be wonderful people. It is always a sad occasion to lose a loved and my heartfelt sympathy to Maggie and the family.