Richard A. Drum

April 17, 2020


Ever faithful to his Christian faith, Country, and wife of 65 years, Mary Jane, Dick was born May 10, 1930 to Russell E. and Helen Drum in Pittsburgh and died April 17, 2020.  Brother of Barbara Drum of College Park, MD;  father of Mary Jo Spector (Dr. Alan) of Tallahassee, Fl; Janis Whritenor (Jim) of Mendon, NY; Jill Stahlnecker (Ken) of Anchorage, Alaska; and John Drum (Heidi) of South Lake Tahoe, CA.; grandfather of Dr. Aaron and Eliot Spector, Ethan and Carly Whritenor, Kirstie and Connor Stahlnecker, and Dalton and Jameson Drum.  Predeceased by grandson, Zachary Whritenor.

An Eagle Scout, he graduated from Penn High and University of Pittsburgh with a degree in business. He ran track in High School and at Pitt.  Dick had an ROTC commission and served in the Korean Conflict.  After the war he worked at Mellon Bank for 31 years as an Assistant Manager at various locations.  In retirement, Dick worked with H&R Block for 20 years, golfed, bowled, volunteered, and traveled.  He and Mary Jane traveled to all 50 states and participated in over 70 Elderhostel trips around the world.  In 2005, Dick and Mary Jane attended the Korean Re-Visit program where Dick was honored for his service in the conflict there.  They visited their children and grandchildren often, taking them all over the United States.  Dick was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church, the Dominical class, and served as Deacon and Elder since 1954.  Dick was an avid collector of “Drummer” figures, stock certificates, and golf pencils from all the courses he played.

Trenz Funeral home will be managing the internment, with no public services at this time due to the virus. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hebron Church or a charity of your choice.

Many thanks to William Penn Care Center and Allegheny Health Network Hospice Care.  They have done such a great job and have been caring through this long ordeal.

Sadly missed along life's way.  Quietly remembered each and every day.  No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you are always there.

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