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Gerald William Drake


1949 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Gerald William Drake Obituary
GERALD WILLIAM DRAKE passed away Sept. 4, 2015 at his home in Riverside, CA of a heart attack. He was 64 years old and was born in Riverside on Sept. 20, 1949 to Richard and Elaine Drake. Jerry had retired after working 40 years as an environmental water treatment chemist. He worked for Pomeroy Johnson & Bailey Engineering firm in Pasadena, CA after graduating from UC San Diego in La Jolla, CA. He also worked at Chino Municipal Water District and Arrowhead Water District treatment as a consultant. He was well respected in his field. He graduated from Ramona High School and attended Fullerton State College and was one of the top 18 qualified water chemists in CA. He spent a few years working as a consultant on spraying wheat fields on his uncle's large wheat farm in Montana. Jerry was preceded in death by his father Richard Drake and brother, Gilbert Drake. He is survived by his mother Elaine Drake. He has 20 cousins in CA & AZ, and 4 cousins in Montana. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.


Published in Press-Enterprise on Sept. 29, 2015
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