Donald C. Draves age 94 died Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Geneva Village Retirement Center.
Don was born on June 1, 1927, in Conneaut the son of Fred and Mabel Johnson Draves. He attended Conneaut High School. Following school, he worked on the steamboats and commercial tugs. He enlisted in the United States Army and served in the U.S Army Airforce. His unit was called the “53rd Weathers”. Where he served until, he was honorably discharged. For many years he worked at Republic Steel and retired from Cleveland Cliffs shipping lines in 1992 where he worked as an Engineer. Don always had a love of Lake Erie and fishing. He worked for many years on the Ethel S.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Mary Horvath Draves in 2016.
Don is survived by his sons David (Jeanie) Draves of Rock Creek and Jeffrey (Diana) Draves of Fort Myers, FL, grandchildren Gary (Tiffany) Hemme, Shelly Bruno, Matthew (Brandy) Draves, Andrew Draves and Nicholas Draves, and great grandchildren Brandon Bruno, McKenna Bruno, Avery Hemme, Taylor Draves, Brandon Reed, Adam Reed and Gary Draves.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut where the American Legion Cowle Post #151 Honor Squad will conduct military honors.
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