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George Drach, Jr.

July 28, 1932 April 7, 2016
George Drach, Jr.
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Obituary for George Drach, Jr.

George Drach, Jr. died peacefully in his home on April 7, 2016 at the age of 83. He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty seven years, Carole; three daughters, Denise Drach (John Gaioni), Elizabeth Gibson (Darin Matthews), and Linda Drach (Jack Peterson); four grandchildren, Brettyn and Lauren Gibson and Jeremy and Luke Paczos; and many close extended family and friends.

George was born on July 28, 1932 in Detroit Michigan to George and Mary Drach, and graduated from Denby High School in 1950. George joined the Army Corps of Engineers and served in the Korean Conflict as a water treatment specialist, ensuring that the American troops had safe and pure drinking water.

After returning to the States, George attended Lawrence Tech University and worked as a draftsman and engineer for companies in the Detroit automotive industry, most notably General Motors Fisher Body and Modern Engineering. George held many patents for the ingenious things he invented. He ended his long and successful career with a great honor and automotive designer’s dream job: designing the Presidential limousine.

George met Carole in East Tawes, Michigan in December, 1958. They were both attending a skiing event with friends. Carole’s friend, Nancy Anderson, told Carole: “That’s the man you are going to marry!” Carole wasn’t so sure, but George always said he knew from Day One. They quickly fell in love, and were married on January 31, 1959.

George, Carole, and their three daughters lived in Warren, Michigan for more than 20 years. They lived in close proximity to George’s parents, George and Mary, who were always part of family events, including backyard barbeques and pool parties, and going Up North to canoe, sail, pick blueberries, and shoot archery. Later, George enjoyed driving his four grandchildren around in a wagon behind his tractor and helping them explore natural wonders in the woods around George and Carole’s house in Milford.

Among his many hobbies, George enjoyed making stained glass, reading about history, target shooting, and bow hunting. George and Carole enjoyed an active social life, filled with tennis, bridge, and travel. They have a large circle of life-long friends.

George and Carole had a large and loving church family: first at Peace Lutheran in Warren and then at Christ Lutheran in Milford. From young adulthood, George was active in the church, studying the Bible, serving as an elder, and serving on many committees and project teams.

George will be remembered by many as an Elder Statesman: steady and dependable, a man of integrity, few words, and wise counsel. He was also a great storyteller, funny and sarcastic, sometimes argumentative, and had a great laugh. He was loved by many and is deeply missed by all of us.


Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 2 - 8 PM.

Funeral Service from Christ Lutheran Church, 620 General Motors Rd, Milford on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM. Pastor Martin Dressler officiating. Burial White Chapel Cemetery, Troy.

For further information please phone Lynch & Sons, 248-684-6645.

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Visitation

Sunday

10

Apr

2:00 PM 4/10/2016 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 4/10/2016 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Monday

11

Apr

11:00 AM 4/11/2016 11:00:00 AM
Christ Lutheran Church

620 General Motors Road
Milford, MI 48381

Visitation beginning at 10 AM

Christ Lutheran Church
620 General Motors Road Milford 48381 MI
United States

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Christ Lutheran Church

620 General Motors Road
Milford, MI 48381

American Heart Association

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