Roulette - Donald L. Drabert, 76, of Roulette, died Thursday (May 18, 2017) in the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland.
He was born Dec. 13, 1940 in Roulette Twp., a son of John and Alta Dingman Drabert. On June 23, 1962 in the Fishing Creek Methodist Church, he married Patricia Ruth Bigley, who died in 2009.
Mr. Drabert was a 1958 graduate of Port Allegany High School and a 1985 graduate of Alfred University.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1958 to 1961.
Mr. Drabert worked for Pure Carbon in Coudersport, Dresser Rand in Olean, NY and Gould Pumps in Seneca Falls, NY in Computer Aided Drafting. He retired in 2002.
He was a member of Riverside Methodist Church and the Roulette Alumni Association.
He is survived by:
one daughter: Carla (Toby Dexter) Drabert of Roulette, PA
one son: Brian (Lisa) Drabert of Roulette, PA
Three grandchildren: Jessica (Josh) Hendershot, Kari (Alex) Johnson and Brittany (Levi Perry) Drabert
one great-granddaughter: Alaina Hendershot
A longtime companion, Sharon Baker of Roulette
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother Jack Drabert.
Visitation will be held on Monday May 22, 2017 from 2 - 4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Randall Headley, Pastor of the Riverside Methodist Church, officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard.
Burial will be in the Fishing Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Potter County Hospice or the Roulette Ambulance Association.
Online Condolence may be made at, www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com,
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.