Gary V. Drais, Jr. Jan 29, 1980 - Apr 28, 2020
Gary Vaughn Drais Jr., of Aston, age 40, passed away unexpectedly on the morning of Tuesday, April 28, 2020 while on his postal route in Malvern, PA.
Gary was raised in the Sun Hill section of Chester, PA where he built lifelong friendships. Graduate of St. Roberts Elementary School and a 1998 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School. In his early years, he paraded with his Dad in the New Years Mummers Parade in South Philly. Gary also played baseball for the Brookhaven Babe Ruth League. As a young adult, Gary worked as a delivery driver for Kyj's Bakery while also pursuing his Nursing degree from Delaware County Community College. Gary worked as an LPN with the geriatric population within various Assisted Living Communities. After a few years, Gary hung up his scrubs and 8 years ago he proudly became a member of the U.S. Postal Service. Within that amount of time, Gary made many lifelong lasting friendships. He was a hardworking Dad who loved to care for and to be of service to others. Most importantly, he wanted his kids to succeed in anything that they did. He was exceptionally proud that his son, Dominic, was accepted into Penn State University for this upcoming Fall semester. For many years, Gary coached Dominic in baseball, and his daughter, Gianna, in softball along with many other players through the Brookhaven Babe Ruth League; he was looked up to by so many. Gary was an all-around Philly sports guy; he watched the Eagles win their first Super Bowl and took Dominic to the parade to celebrate. He also enjoyed the Summer months taking his children to the shore, swimming pool, and boardwalk to ride the amusement rides.
Gary was predeceased by his Dad, Gary Sr., Maternal grandparents, Frank & Jeanne Cimabue, Paternal grandparents, Roland & Mae Drais, Uncle Francis Cimabue, and Uncle Ronnie Drais.
Gary was survived by his son, Dominic, 18 and daughter, Gianna, 11. He was also survived by his Mom, Annamaria (Cimabue) Drais, and sisters Shannon and Brianna, of Aston. His dear cousins; Jeffrey, Benjamin (Jamie) and Lauren Cimabue, Janine Boykin, Jessica (Albert) DelGrosso, Juliana and Anthony Cimabue, Zachary (Cheryl) Gniewoz, Peter (Melanie) Gniewoz, Emily Gniewoz (Anya Glushkov), Caitlin (Matthew) Eichler, Christina (Shawn) Lutz, Melissa Drais (Matthew Turner), and Shaun and Maggie Armstrong. His loving aunts and uncles; Aunt Betsy Cimabue, Uncle Mark (Andrea) Cimabue, Aunt Yvonne Shaw, Aunt Liz Gniewoz, Uncle Dale (Gayle) Drais, Uncle Mark (Anna) Drais. Brother-in-laws; Paul Allison & A.J. (Kristi) Allison. Many extended family and friends, including Steve & Michael Boroi. Gary was also survived by his estranged wife: Danielle (Allison) Drais.
Visitation: Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 11-12:15 pm.
Memorial Service: Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 12:30 pm
Condolences: www.nolanfidale.com or mailed to Annamaria Drais at 85 Glenn Road, Aston, PA 19014.
Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home
Begins: Apr 25, 2021 12:30pm - 12:50pm5980 Chichester Ave
Aston, PA 19014
ann marie says:Submitted on: May 14, 2020
Anna I was so sorry to hear of your loss, you have been through a lot, but there is a higher power looking over you to help you deal with all your tragedy. God bless. Love Ann Marie Kasarsky and family
Tammie Rossi says:Submitted on: May 08, 2020
Wish I could give more however little it is Gary never missed our family losses, he has always been respectable, smart, and just a great around the way guy! He will be sadly missed my nephew's have been carrying a heavy load last few years it's not fair so many so young...Syncere sympathy and prayers of healing to you the family