October 12, 1935 ~ January 4, 2011
Barbara S. Drake, 75, died on January 4, 2011. She was born in Somerville, NJ on October 12, 1935 to her dear parents George and Emily Coons Stotz. Barbara was a graduate of Somerville High School, Somerville, NJ and of Arcadia University, Jenkintown, PA. For the past 20 years, Barbara resided in Manhattan Beach, CA. She was a devoted wife; a loving mother, a dear sister; and a wonderful grandmother. Barbara enjoyed cooking, needlepoint, and traveling. She was a kind, caring, generous person, who will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Barbara is survived by her beloved husband of 19 years, Everett N. Drake, Jr.; her loving children, Andrew F. Schmid of Prague Czech Republic, Kathryn (Eric) Smith of Danbury, CT; and her loving stepchildren, Evan (Brandi) Drake of Darien, CT, Laine (David) Maurer of New Providence, NJ; a dear brother, Roger (Diane) Stotz of FL, and six wonderful grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Frederick W. Schmid. Burial in New Cemetery, 192 North Bridge Street, Somerville, NJ 08876.
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