2/16/2018 – Raymond F. Drake, LaFargeville

Mr. Raymond F. Drake, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 15th, at his winter residence in North Myrtle Beach. There will be no calling hours or funeral. There will be a Springside Committal Service in Grove Cemetery at a time to be announced.

Ray was born October 14th, 1941, in North Hudson, N.Y., the son of Charles and Florence McConnelly Drake. He graduated Mineville High School.

He served in the United States Army from 1960 until being honorably discharged in 1962.

On November 24th, 1962, he married the former Sandra Laslow at the Moriah Methodist Church.

He worked as a Mine and Safety Inspector for a number of years at the Fort Drum Office.

Ray was a life member of the LaFargeville American Legion.

Surviving besides his wife Sandra, are four children, Raymond (Patricia) of LaFargeville and Florida, Randy (Wendy) of LaFargeville and South Carolina, Timothy (Lori) of Alexandria Bay, and Jennifer (Eric) Parenti of Oxford, New Hampshire; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; two brothers, Charles (Rita) of Ticonderoga, and James (Claudette) of Fort Henry; nieces and nephews.

One sister, Marion Drake, predeceased him.

Donations can be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, 216 Haley Street, Watertown, N.Y. 13601.


  1. Mary Davis Posted

    Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of this. Wayne and I are in Garden City til Feb 28th. If you want to talk, message me.

  2. LESLIE ALTON Posted

    To the Entire Family, My sincere sympathies are with you all.

  3. Steve & Cherie Bingeman Posted

    To the Drake family, Cherie and I send thoughts and prayers to you. Ray was a nice man to know. Now he rests and travels with the angels

  4. Mary Lou Bourcy Posted

    I send you all healing and comfort. May the wonderful memories of your life together ease your grief.

  5. scott link Posted

    My sympathy is with you in this difficult time. May happy memories comfort you.

  6. Patrick and Jackie Pratt Posted

    Randy, Tim and families: Jackie and I want you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are never ready to lose a parent. May God bless your Dad’s soul and watch over him for eternity.

  7. Penny gilbo (Drake) Posted

    You two had a perfect example of what a marriage should look like. Uncle Ray was my favorite uncle. He had a beautiful heart and he surely is with Christ.

  8. Ronald Young Posted

    Our condolences to the Drake family. Ron and Ginger Young

  9. George and Bonnie Bearup Posted

    We are so sorry for your loss.Rest in Peace Raymond

  10. To the Drake Family, sorry for your loss, remember every butterfly you see is a kiss from from heaven, peace, be with you

  11. Kailey Young Posted

    Sandy and family,
    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts at this time.

  12. Rick Dutton Posted

    Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. alice stafford Posted

    Iam so sorry to read about Ray but my sincere thoughts are with you and your family .My prayers are with you all

  14. Vicki Newberry Posted

    Sandy and family. So very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family .

  15. Mickey Orvis Posted

    To all of the Drake family I am very sorry for your loss Mickey

  16. Francis Winters Posted

    To the Drake Family. So very sorry to hear of your loss. May all your happy memories comfort you.

  17. Amy Fitzsimmons Posted

    Very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family.

  18. Alan and Carol Posted

    Ray, Patty and family…so sorry for your loss… Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  19. Mike Birchenough Posted

    Randy Tim and family my condolences to you all. Mike Birchenough

  20. Sean & Cathy Running Posted

    We are so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing..a very great man is now at rest..

  21. Linda Persha Posted

    Ray and Patty
    Sorry for your loss. I am sure the memories will help you get through this.

  22. Mike Moran Posted

    Randy, Tim and family,
    I’m sorry for the loss of your dad.
    Mike Moran

  23. Wesley & Clover Gleason Posted

    Ray and Patty,
    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    Wes & Clover

  24. Jennifer Hubbard Posted

    Sandy and family, I am very sorry to hear about Ray. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish the memories.

  25. Dawn and Ron Smith Posted

    Sandra, So sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. He will be missed by anyone that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

  26. Randy, Tim and Drake family, sorry to hear about loss of your Dad, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  27. Bonnie Shafer Posted

    Sandy and family I sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  28. Bob LeFevre Posted

    Draker ,
    Sorry to hear of your loss . Thoughts and prayers should comfort you at this time .
    Bob LeFevre

  29. Danielle Bartlett Posted

    to Sandy and family — so sorry for your loss; my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  30. Guy Williams Posted

    Randy, Tim and the entire Drake family so sorry to hear of Mr. Drakes passing. May you find comfort in knowing that he is with God now. My prayers are with you and your family.

  31. Deanna Thomas Posted

    Sandy I don’t know if you remember me or not, I just wanted to extend my deepest condolences for your loss. You and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

  32. Mark & Yvonne Getman Posted

    To The Whole Drake Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies on Mr. Drake’s passing, take comfort in the fact that he is pain free now and in a better place. Nothing can ever prepare you for losing a parent, you are not alone, god bless you all!!!

  33. Scott and Karen Schell Posted

    Randy and Drake family, Thinking of you at a difficult time, sending prayers for your Dad and family members.

  34. Sorry for your lost Randy and Tim.

  35. mick plumpton Posted

    so sorry for your loss



  37. Charles L Cooley Posted

    Tim, Randy, Lori,our deepest condolences to you and and your family at this time of loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Chuck Cooley & Brenda Harwood.

  38. Michael flanagan Posted

    Randy and all your family. So sorry for the lose of your father. Thoughts and perayes for your lose.

  39. Elaine Prestigiacomo Posted

    Sandy I am so sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I remember his friendly chats when I worked at the LaFargeville Post Office. Deepest sympathy and prayers to you and the family

  40. Arletha Zehr Posted

    Sandy and family Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time .Remember Ray from the Black River Campers

  41. Chris Bidwell Posted

    Sorry for your loss

  42. Walt & Cathy Perry Posted

    Sandy & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss of Ray. It’s a hard time for you but you will be in our prayers. Take care…

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