William Orlan Drake

Male 1923 - 2009  (86 years)


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  • Name William Orlan Drake 
    Born 10 Mar 1923  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 May 2009  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rural Cemetery, Hornellsville, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7433  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Family Ancestors Margaret Viola Burdett 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. William James Drake
    Married: 1x2. Douglas Malcolm Drake
    Married: 3x3. Daniel Wayne Drake
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F2352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William O. Drake, 86, of 151 N. Main Street, passed away Saturday (May 30, 2009) at the Hornell Gardens. Born in Hornell, March 10, 1923, the son of William H. and Mary Perry Drake, he had resided in Hornell his entire life. He was a graduate of Hornell High School, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Hornell. Bill served his country as a member of the United States Army during WWII, and was a member of the Hornell American Legion Post. He had been employed as a supervisor at Stern & Stern Textiles in Hornell until his retirement. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman, was very active in the scouting program, an avid sports enthusiast, and an especially ardent New York Yankees fan. He was predeceased by his parents; one sister, Phyllis Burley; and three brothers, Malcolm, Thorl and Perry Drake. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Burdett Drake, whom he married on May 1, 1947; three sons, William J., Daniel W., and Douglas M.(Lynda) Drake, all of Hornell; one sister, Yvonne ?Bub? Stilson of Geneva; six grandchildren, Jeremy, Zachary, Holly, Emma, Catie and Hayley; and two great-grandchildren. The family will be present to receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Bender-Brown & Powers Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell. A graveside service will take place at the Hornell Rural Cemetery at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with Rev. Michael Childs officiating.