Howard Drake

Obituary of Howard E. Drake

Howard E. Drake Sr. 72 of Shohola Pa, passed away on December 5, 2021 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, NY.  The son of the late Howard and Mary (Bloom) Drake, he was born on December 12, 1948.  


Howard was a maintenance custodian for the United States postal service until his retirement.  He was a member of the Frankford and Shohola fire department as well as a member of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club.  


Howard is survived by his wife Brenda (O’Brien) Drake, son Howard E. Drake Jr. wife Tammy, daughter Ann Vitacco husband Robert, daughter Mary Davidson husband Thomas Sr., and son Jonathan Drake, fiance Faith Smith, grandchildren James, Schuyler, Kennedy, and

Logan Drake, Patrick, and Samantha Keim, Tory, Sarah, and Thomas Jr. Davidson and Everlee Drake and a great grandson, Charles Keim. Sister Loretta Young husband Robert, brothers Edward Drake wife Maureen, Fred Drake wife Debbie and Douglas Drake. In-Laws Milton O’Brien wife Patty, Daniel O’Brien, David O’Brien, Michael O’Brien wife Suzi, Dianne Dugan husband Dennis, Nancy Guttrige, Barbara O’Brien, Betty O’Brien, Tim O’Brien wife Angela and Violet Gray husband Donald. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  


Howard was predeceased by his sisters Fran McCave, Dorothy Stengel, Bert Van Acker, Jenny Snover and a grandson Lance Drake. 


Cremation will be held private at the convenience of the family

A celebration of life will be held at a later date


Memorial donations may be made to the following;

Frankford TWP Fire Department Po. Box 419, Augusta, Nj 07822

Shohola TWP. Fire Department 325 Route 434 Shohola, Pa. 18458

American Heart Association


Arrangements under the direction of the Stroyan Funeral Home 405 West Harford St. Milford,Pa



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