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 www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.