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Howard  W. Drake III
Howard W. Drake III

March 18, 1955 - October 16, 2019
Born in Marysville, California
Resided in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

Obituary

Howard W. Drake III, 64, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, died Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at home.

Born in Marysville, California, Howard grew up in Newton, New Jersey, then lived in Andover Township, New Jersey, for seven years before moving to East Stroudsburg thirty-three years ago. He was a 1973 graduate of Newton High School and a 1978 graduate of Kean College in Union, New Jersey, where he received a degree in education. Later on, he graduated with a master’s degree in administration from Kean College.

Howard was the Principal at Pleasant Valley Middle School in Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, for 22 years before his retirement in 2013. He had previously been an Industrial Arts teacher and supervisor at Roxbury High School for thirteen years where he was also the head wrestling coach, as well as the football and softball coach. Howard was a member of the East Stroudsburg Methodist Church.

The son of the late Howard W. Drake, Jr. and Carolyn E. (Martin) Drake, Howard is survived by his wife of 44 years, Adele J. Drake; his children, Traci A. Hoffman and husband, Brian, of Slatington, Pennsylvania, Bradley H. Drake and wife, Deya, of Jersey City, New Jersey, and Jeffrey W. Drake and wife, Lindsay, of Allentown, Pennsylvania; and his grandchildren, Matthew, Rachael, Nora, Sophie and Gwendolen. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Drake, of Columbia, South Carolina, and his sister, Terri Goarcke of Bangor, Pennsylvania.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Howard W. Drake III Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3500 Jersey City, NJ 07303.

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Visitation
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Sunday, October 20, 2019
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM





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