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Robert Ivan Drew

November 22, 1943 — July 25, 2022

Robert Ivan Drew

Age 78, of Penn Yan, passed away July 25, 2022.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Weldon Funeral Home, 102 E. Main St. Penn Yan, on Friday, August 5, from 11am-1pm; followed by a memorial service at 1pm.  A committal service with military honors will be held at Lakeview Cemetery at 2:15pm; followed by a reception. 

Robert was born in Penn Yan on November 22, 1943, the son of the late Ivan and Helen Drew.  He was also predeceased by an infant son, Michael Ivan Drew, stepson William Christensen, and sons-in-law, A. Jay Vermilye and Chuck Long.

He is survived by his children, Robert M. (Dina) Drew, Robin Vermilye, and Bernard L. Drew, Christine Long and Robert I. Drew; stepchildren, Jean (Dale) Bergstresser; sister, Lorraine Tomion; friend and former wife, Shirley Drew; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bob was a member of the of the Penn Yan American Legion and VFW.  He served in the US Army in Vietnam.  He worked at Birkett Mills in Penn Yan for many years.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing cards, NASCAR, and hunting and fishing. 

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Friday, August 5, 2022

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