Cumberland Times-News


March 27, 2013

GARY W. DREES [Frostburg]

FROSTBURG —  Gary William Drees, 62, of Frostburg, passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

Born March 13, 1951, in Cumberland, to W. Stanley Drees and Nellie Elizabeth (Mull). He is preceded in death by his father W. Stanley Drees.

Gary formerly worked at Carl Belt and was a retired self-employed carpenter; he was a member of the Frostburg Eagles 1273, Knights of Columbus 1442, FOP 40, the Moose lodge 348 and Sons of the Legion Squadron 24.

Surviving are his mother, Nellie Elizabeth Drees; daughter, Kama Watkins and husband Tim, Frostburg; sons, Kenny Drees, Morrisville, N.C., Karl Drees, LaVale; grandchildren, Shayna, T.J., and Jacob; former wife, Shirley (Evans) Drees, Frostburg; brother, Gene Drees and wife Debbie, Finzel; sister, Colleen Brode and husband Bobby, Finzel; numerous nieces and nephews and his beloved cat, Spookie.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Ed Hendricks officiating.

Interment will be in Finzel Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

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