Jerry G. Drane, 82, formerly of Harrison Township, PA, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, PA.
Jerry was born on June 23, 1937 in Natrona, PA to the late Raymond and Hazel Smith Drane. He graduated from Har-Brack High School class of 1955. He was an Air Force Veteran. Jerry was a Sergeant/Detective for the Harrison Township police department retiring in 1992 after 27 years of service. He was a past member of the Citizens Hose Fire Co., a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police an avid model railroader and enjoyed playing and watching sports.
Jerry is survived by his wife: Joyce Waters Drane; his children: Jerald T. (Judy) Drane of Strasburg, PA, Michael D. (Pam) Drane of Cabot, PA, Christine (Gary) Miller of Brackenridge, PA, David L. (Lori) Drane of Sarver, PA, Larry J. (Mariann) Drane of Tip City, OH, James A. (Veronica) Drane of Upper Burrell, PA, Kathleen (Perry) Schrecengost of Natrona Heights, PA and Sherrie (Christopher) Walmsley of New Kensington, PA; 2 step-children: Fred Hawthorn of Gettysburg and Jack Hawthorn of Monroeville; 25 grandchildren and 1 step grandchild and 18 great grandchildren; a brother: Donald L. (Sharon) Drane of Allegheny Township, PA; and the mother of his children: Christine A. Karwoski Drane.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter: Mary Beth Drane; 2 sons: Dennis John Drane and Gary Joseph Drane; twin grandchildren: Nikolas James and Nathanial John Drane; and a brother: Raymond Drane
Family and friends are invited from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 to the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730), where services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 11, 2019 with the Reverend Dan Muttart, officiating. Burial will be private. For more information please visit www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com. Military Honors will be accorded by the Joint Base Andrews Honor Guard and the American Legion of Plum Borough Post 980
Memorial contributions can be made to: Citizens Hose, Burtner Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065
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