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Richard C. El­liott

Michael J. Walsh

Vin­cent P. Vitello

Frances E. Greim (nee Rose)

Mr. Alexan­der Quentin Barnes

Dr. Ger­ald Paul Weger

Gertrude V. Hig­gins (nee My­ers)

Pa­tri­cia E. Shea (nee Greene)

John M. Cress­man

Michael P. Drass

Den­nis P. Cranston

Theresa R. Trow­ery (nee Gar­land)

Grace Jeanette Febbo

Michael P. Drass, of Dover, Delaware passed away on Mon­day, May 14, 2018. He was 57.

Mike was born March 15, 1961 in Chester, Penn­syl­va­nia to Ni­cholas L. Drass and the late Ruth Ann Pow­ell Yano­nis, he was the sec­ond of seven chil­dren. A 1979 grad­u­ate of Pen­ncrest High School, where he was in the school dis­trict Hall of Fame, he moved on to Mans­field Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia. Mike was a stand­out foot­ball player at Mans­field. He was cap­tain, three-year starter and two-time Al­lPSAC se­lec­tion as an of­fen­sive line­man. In 2010, he was in­ducted into the Mans­field Ath­letic Hall of Fame.

Mike be­gan his coach­ing ca­reer at North Penn High School in Bloss­burg, Pa. in 1983. Fol­low­ing two sea­sons as an as­sis­tant, he spent two years as the school’s head coach be­fore ac­cept­ing a coach­ing po­si­tion at his alma mater, Mans­field. Mike spent two sea­sons at Mans­field be­fore mov­ing on to be­gin his sto­ried ca­reer at Wesley Col­lege in 1989.

Af­ter four sea­sons as the as­sis­tant coach and the de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor, Drass took over as the head coach in March 1993. In the 25 years as head coach of the Wesley foot­ball team, Coach Drass tal­lied 229 wins, 125 All-Amer­i­can hon­ors, 92 ECAC All-Stars, 14 NCAA Play­off Ap­pear­ances with 29 wins, 12 con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships, 10 sea­sons with 10-plus wins, five NCAA Re­gion Cham­pi­onships, a plethora of pro­fes­sional play­ers and two Gagliardi Tro­phy’s.

Mike was pre­ceded in death by his mother, and sis­ter Jac­que­line Pow­ell Drass. He is sur­vived by his lov­ing wife of 20 years, Lau­rie Ann Drass; daugh­ter, Molly Ann Drass; fa­ther, Ni­cholas Drass, wife Naomi, of Glenn Mills, PA; sib­lings, Ni­co­lette Lynn Davis, hus­band John of Me­dia, PA, Den­nis Ed­ward Drass, wife Gin­ger of White Deer, PA, Melissa Ann Robert­son of Me­dia, PA, Adam Ni­cholas Drass-Yano­nis, and wife Lisa of Brookhaven, PA, Ni­cholas, Jr. “Rocky”, and wife Jennifer of Paoli, PA and Pa­tri­cia Jean Ste­wart of Glen Mills, PA, as well as many nieces and neph­ews.

Me­mo­rial Ser­vices will be held 2PM, Satur­day May 19 on Drass Field at Scott D. Miller Sta­dium on N. Queen Street. A Visi­ta­tion will be held prior to me­mo­rial ser­vices from 11 AM to 1 PM at Tor­bert Fu­neral Chapel South, 1145 E. Le­banon Rd (Rt 10), Dover. In lieu of flow­ers the fam­ily asks con­tri­bu­tions be made to the Wesley Foot­ball Pro­gram, Box B4,120 N State Street, Dover, Delaware 19904.

Let­ters of con­do­lences and guest­book may be signed at www.tor­bert­fu­neral.com

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