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Wilbur Harry "Bud" Drew

Obituary for Wilbur Harry "Bud" Drew

February 21, 2019


Wilbur Harry "Bud" passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at the age of 84. He is survived by his loving wife Joan Elizabeth (nee Carlin) of 57 wonderful years. Wilbur was the proud father of Nancy E. Barrett (Richard), the late Buddy Drew, Joanne C. Drew, and Denise G. Gladis (Michael). Wilbur leaves behind an impressive legacy in his seven grandchildren; Christina, Stephanie, Andrew, Austin, Michael, Olivia, and Greggory; as well as his four great grandchildren, Dawson, Ryder, Sheldon, and Summer. He was predeceased by his sister Frances Heinrich. Wilbur also will be greatly missed by his loving nieces and nephews.

Wilbur was born and raised in Philadelphia and proudly served in the United States Army. He was employed at Graphic Arts as a pressman where he retired after 43 years of dedicated service.

Wilbur was happiest when he was with his family, and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers and Flyers. He will be remembered for his devotion and faithfulness to his wife, friends, and family. He was a man of great character, honor and integrity. Wilbur was a hard working, blue collar, "Made in the USA" kind of guy. He lived life to its fullest and breathed what we know as "Philadelphia Freedom."

Relatives and friends are invited to Wilbur's Life Celebration visitation on March 2nd from 9:30-11AM at the Dean-Gienter-Givnish Life Celebration Home with a service to follow at 11AM; interment at Hillside Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Wilbur's memory to the Veterans of Foreign Wars would be greatly appreciated.

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Dean/Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

7900 Oxford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
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