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Harold Robert Drake

July 30, 1935 September 25, 2020
Harold Robert Drake
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Harold Robert Drake , 85, of Elyria passed away Friday, September 25, 2020. He was born July 30, 1935 in Parcoal, WV. He was the son of the late Oscar C. and Susie M. (Ellis) Drake. Harold married the love of his life, Sylvia Jean Grimm in 1955, spending 55 years together. They had three children Donna J. (Daryl) Massey of Elyria ,OH, Karen S. (Ralph) Wright of Wellington OH, and Robert D. (Theresa) Drake of South Chesterfield, VA. Grandson, Mark E. (Cassandra) Wright of Norwalk, and great grandchildren Anna, Franklyn, Wesley, Stephen, William, and Henry all of Norwalk, OH. ; one sister , Naomi Hitt of Jane Lew, WV. Harold had many hobbies and interests over the years including, camping, fishing, hunting, dancing (Contra, Line, and Ballroom), stained glass art, tin art, bicycling, and walking. Harold was a Ham Radio operator, K8HRD. Harold enjoyed NOARS meetings, Elyria Senior Men’s fellowship, and listening to speakers at Kendal at Oberlin. He enjoyed volunteering with the Elyria Senior Citizens. Harold had a very active life until COVID struck. He dealt with a couple of serious health issues that added to the stress of staying home. Besides his wife and parents, Harold was preceded in death by brothers, Richard, Jack, Stanley, Bobby and sisters, Helen, Wanda, Betty and Dorothy. Family will receive friends 4PM until time of Celebration of Life at 6PM Monday, September 28, 2020 at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at St. Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626 (per CDC guidelines social distancing will be observed). MASKS ARE REQUIRED. Burial Private. Family suggests those who wish may make contributions to Retired and Senior Volunteer Program 320 N. Gateway Blvd., 2nd floor Elyria, OH. 44035. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

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4:00 PM 9/28/2020 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9/28/2020 6:00:00 PM
Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home

38475 Chestnut Ridge
Elyria, OH 44035

Celebration of Life 6:00 PM Monday, September 28, 2020 in the funeral home

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home
38475 Chestnut Ridge Elyria 44035 OH
United States

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Private Final Resting Place
United States

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Retired and Senior Volunteer Program 320 N. Gateway Blvd. , 2nd floor Elyria, OH. 44035


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