Edward "Ed" Drabik

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Obituary

EDWARD THOMAS DRABIK
October 28, 1927 ~ February 19, 2011
"He had a big heart, loved being active and gave freely to others."

Ed Drabik, of Vancouver, WA, was at his peak of vibrant health and joy. He was born in Streator, IL.
Ed's passion was collecting tools and equipment. This "Slovakian Toolmaker" was a genius in finding creative ways to fix things, and could build any tool with precision.
Ed's favorite of all the wooden products he made, were his pens of beautiful exotic woods, that he loved to give to friends and those he appreciated around the world.
Ed is survived by his daughter, Alice Drabik; sister, Louise Krametbauer; brother, Bob Drabik; and many nieces and nephews.
Ed was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathy; and wife, Eleanor, whom he loved for 56 years.
A Celebration of Life will be held March 8th at 2:30 p.m., at Kamlu Retirement Inn, 1000 NE 82nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Kamlu, for their Activity Dept., where he was able to appreciate his last six months.
Those who wish to share memories and stories of Ed, please go to www.evergreenstaples.com or www.columbian.com/obits.

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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 22, 2011
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