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Timothy Albert Drew
  • 68 years old
  • Date of birth: May 11, 1947
  • Place of birth:
    Waukegan, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Jun 25, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Wilton Manors, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Timothy be with us forever

UPDATE: A funeral mass in Tim's memory will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Immaculate Conception, 508 W Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL at 2:30PM. 

Please email his niece, Meg, at megdrew1102@yahoo.com if you have any questions. 


Timothy Albert Drew, 68, died at his home in Wilton Manors, Florida on June 25, 2015. Tim is survived by his brother Bernard Drew, sister-in-law Lauren Drew, nephew Chris Drew, niece Meg Drew and numerous loving cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Bernard Drew, Sr., his mother, Helen Drew, his brother, Tom Drew, and his precious dog, Rocco. 


Tim graduated from Eastern Illinois University and began his working career as a teacher. He moved on to become a banker and then served as the managing editor for several national magazines, most recently Home Magazine located in his adopted home of New York City. He was a talented wordsmith, fluent in several languages and a great fan of the New York Times crossword puzzle. His daily routine included completion of the NYT crossword puzzle, in ink, in record time. Tim was a kind, warm, witty man who touched many lives.

A memorial service will be held in his hometown of Waukegan, IL in the near future. Information related to the service will be posted here once available.

Tim and his family would appreciate that memorial donations be made in his name as well as in the memory of his best friend, his rescue dog “Rocco”, to the ASPCA (www.aspca.org).

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Elaine Petrowski on 6th August 2015

"Tim was a true gentleman, a kind and loving friend and trusted work colleague as well as a terrific writer and editor. We worked together in various capacities for more than 20 years during our magazine careers in NYC. No one could top Tim in a pun contest. So much so that we would have to beg him to stop!  He was handsome, charming, witty intelligent and such good company... and he loved to dance ...which made him a much-sought after companion who could turn those mandatory trade show press events into something to truly enjoy. Over the years our professional friendship became a more personal one and he proceeded to endear himself to the entire family - husband, other friends, kids and even kid's friends came to love him too. He was always game for an adventure -- be it a scouting trip to the Hudson Valley in search of stories, the Macy's July 4th fireworks from a boat in NY harbor, a polo match (!), trying the latest new restaurants, or just spending lazy hours on the porch or the beach in Ocean Grove, NJ reading David Sedaris out loud to the group! You will be missed and thought of often and fondly my dear, sweet, funny friend. With deepest condolences to Tim's family and friends."

This tribute was added by Don Naden on 14th July 2015

"I met Tim in high school, Waukegan class of 1965, and we hung out regularly -- and we stayed in touch all these years. We saw each other often, and after I married in 1973, Margit and I stayed in close contact with Tim even though we moved away in different directions. Tim was one of the funniest, wittiest and smartest people we've known, not to mention so considerate and sensitive. We're heart broken that he has died, and his absence leaves an aching hole in our lives. Rest in peace, Tim, with Tom."

This tribute was added by Margit Naden on 13th July 2015

"I met Tim in 1972 and again for our wedding in Germany 1973. After that we always visited and corresponded. We still have many of his letters from the time he worked in Germany and we lived in IL. He could have been the next David Sedaris with his wit and eloquence. The last time we laughed together was December 2013. What a loss for all of us!"

This tribute was added by Gerrie Ludas on 9th July 2015

"On behalf of my late husband Mike Ludas '65 WTHS, my condolences to the family and friends of Tim Drew. May he rest in peace.
Gerrie Smith Ludas '67 WTHS"

This tribute was added by Kathie Disch-Duschene on 9th July 2015

"A wonderful high school friend......Tim always had a huge smile for everyone! So sad to hear this!"


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