Ashton Funeral Home


Edwin T. Drake

July 17, 2017

Edwin T. Drake

Edwin T. Drake, 85 of Palmer Twp., PA died Monday, July 17, 2017 at home. Born December 15, 1931 in Easton, PA he was a son of the late Herbert R. and Laura (Price) Drake. A 1950 graduate of Wilson High School he had been employed by Atlantic States for many years before retiring. He was a Past Master of Easton Lodge F. & A. M.,#152; Past High Priest Easton Royal Arch, Chap. #173; Past Thrice Illustrious Master Pomp Council #20; Past Commander Hugh de Payens Commandery #19; and member of Knight York Rite Cross of Honor.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years: Marjorie (Finken) Drake; son: Edwin V. “Skip” Drake (wife Karen), Saylorsburg, PA; daughter: Dr. Kerr Drake Young, Drumore, PA; step-daughters: Tina Ehret, Dewart, PA, Jennifer Alercia, Easton, Toni Ellis (husband Will), Newport News, VA; 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by 3 brothers: Leonard, Herbert and John Drake.

Services are 10:30 AM Thursday (July 20) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton; visitation 6 PM to 7:30 PM Wednesday with Masonic service at 7:15 PM. Interment  in Northampton Memorial Shrine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Easton Lodge F. & A. M. #152, 22 So. 3rd St., Easton, PA 18042 or Center for Animal Health and Welfare, 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.  Offer online condolences at

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  1. Linda Hlasney

    July 18, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Marjorie, I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. Emily Schiller

    July 21, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    May you find comfort from the words of our Heavenly Father.
    JehovahGod, found in 2 Corinthains 1:3,4 and remember the
    hope we have in the fulfillment of His promise in Acts 24:15
    of the resurrection. With my sincere and deepest condolences.