Obituary: John R. Draves


NAUGATUCK — John R. Draves, 89, passed away at Waterbury Hospital on Wednesday July 27, 2016.

Mr. Draves was born on Aug. 6, 1926 in Norwalk, son of the late John and Anna (Brusko) Draves. He had worked for many years as a chemist in Stamford. John was a member of the Naugatuck Senior Center. He was an avid hiker, and founded the Valley Vagabonds, a local senior hiking group.

He is survived by his brother, Donald D. Draves of Fairfield; his niece, Elizabeth D. Jardine and her husband Patrick; and his nephew, John D. Draves and his wife Roberta and their family.

There will be no formal services per John’s request. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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