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Adam M. Drake

April 20, 1965 ~ February 27, 2017 (age 51)




Age 51 of Elmira, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. Adam was predeceased by his grandparents, G. Manning and Virginia Drake, and his mother Beth Payne. He is survived by his father, Jon(Minda) Drake; step-father, Ralph Payne; daughter, Sarah(Jesse) Fewkes; stepsons, Shayne and Justin Jones; former wife, Sherri Drake; sisters, Jacqueline(Dan) Clearwater and Collene(Kenny) Pellegrino; brother, Danny(Michele) Drake; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; and caretaker and friend, Mickey(Ed) Cavanaugh; also beloved feline companion of many years, Boo. Adam graduated from Horseheads High School and was known for his sense of humor and kindness. Prior to his illness he was manager of the Elmira City Club where he was known as a talented chef and great businessman, and was respected and praised by club members. He was also an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed skiing, fishing, and camping. He was loved by his family and we will sincerely miss Adam and the smile and courage he demonstrated during his long battle against the illness he endured. PRIVATE MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE CONVENIENCE OF HIS FAMILY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Adam's memory to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 338 Upper Oakwood Ave. Elmira, NY 14903.

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