DRAPKIN--Dustin Joseph, 23, passed on March 5, 2010 in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Dustin was born December 2, 1986 in Bayonne, New Jersey to Donald and Bernice Drapkin. Dustin was raised in Alpine, New Jersey, where he attended Dwight Englewood School. He graduated in 2009 from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a dual major in Management and Music. Dustin was set to embark on his passion to become a chef, having recently been accepted to the French Culinary Institute. Dustin had a passion for life that was contagious to all who had the fortune of knowing him. While his life was certainly too short, those who were touched by him understand that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His smile, humor and passion for life brought so much joy to both family and friends. Dustin is survived by his loving parents, Donald and Bernice of Alpine, New Jersey; devoted sisters and brothers Matthew, Dana, Nicole, David and Amanda; beloved brother-in-law, Josh and sister-in-law, Annie; adoring nieces and nephews William, Lilly, Annabel, Emma and Charles. Funeral Services will be held at Temple Sinai of Bergen County, 1 Engle Street, Tenafly, NJ Monday March 8th at 10:30am. Funeral under the direction of Quinn Hopping Funeral Home, Toms River, NJ and Gutterman and Musicant Jewish Funeral Directors, Hackensack, NJ.
Published in New York Times from Mar. 7 to Mar. 8, 2010.