Memorial Visitation at Funeral Home
So sorry, Lois and Family, of your loss. We met Jim through bowling and came to know and think of him as a very dear friend. His picking, his conversations, his knowledge, his love for Syracuse basketball and everything. We will be thinking of you and praying for you to receive God's love and comfort.
The Drake family I am so sorry for your loss. It was my pleasure to finally see Jim again about two years ago at a reunion for our Odessa Central classes of the early 50’s. Held at the Mechanic’s Club. He was a great guy and I always liked to give him a hard time. Please accept my prayers for all of you. Class of 1954 Barbara McCarty Mashanic.
Lois and family. So sorry to read of your loss.
To the Drake family. I am so sorry to read of JIm's passing, My condolences especially goes to Marcia and Gail. I know he will be greatly missed.
We would like to offer our sympathy and condolences regarding your loss.
We enjoyed Jim at bowling and Ernie has many memories. Our thoughts are with you.
Lois and Family - so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was always fun to bowl with and his witty humor always made you smile. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.
My condolences to the Drake Family. When I think of Mr. Drake, the first thing that comes to my mind, is that beautiful smile of his. May your fond memories of him help you r family through this tough time.
Jamee (Dickens) Mack
Lois and Family -- My most sincere condolences on Jim's passing. I have so many good memories of time spent at your house way back when. And remembering the euchre nights you had with Mom and Pops, the Riley's and the Gardiner's and Pops' and Jim's big bowling win in the 70's. Prayers to you all.
I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It sounds like he was a great man. My condolences to you and your family.
Oh what lasting memories! Condolences to wonderful wife Lois and family!
Always made bowling night and tournaments an event to look forward to.... an inspiration watching him as we all got older.
And what a sense of humor with those quick quips: "every once in awhile even a squirrel finds a nut"..... one of my favorites!
Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your team and creating long-lasting memories!
So sorry to hear this news, lot of fun times with Jim, best one I remember was at the Seneca Falls CC, Jim winning a chipping contest that the pro said needed a flop shot to get close to the hole, not for Ducky, a sculled sand wedge, ball never left the ground and went in the hole, pretty nice pay day as I recall and a late night by the time we got back home, my condolences to the entire family.
Mr Drake was a father to so many of us not only growing up, but well in to our adulthood. From backyard baseball, countless golf tournaments and of course bowling in many state and national tournaments. Mr Drake was always there and of course he was making it look easy. Thank you for helping to shape all of us. Hit it down the middle Jim and roll a few with my Dad as well.
So many memories........The patriarch of this amazing family that has been my babysitter, friend, fan, golf partners, protectors and even my health care provider when I broke my foot; will be missed. Will never forget the day Mr. Drake gave me a “knuckle” to the top of my head to show me what it felt like after I accidentally hit him with a golf ball. Time moves too fast. Condolences to Mrs Lois, Jamie, Wendy, Mike and all.