Joseph W. Dreher (May 24, 1919 - May 24, 2012)
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Joseph 
        W.        Dreher
Joseph Dreher of Baldwinsville died Thursday,his 93rd birthday, at Crouse Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Dreher, son of Joseph Michael Dreher and Gertrude Anna Neukom, was born on 24 May 1919 in Terre Haute, IN. He was a graduate of State High School, Terre Haute and of Rose Polytechnic Institute, also of Terre Haute, where he received a degree in electrical engineering in 1941. He was employed by the General Electric Company from 1941 through 1985, his tenure interrupted by four years active duty during WW II as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, two years of which were spent in Iceland. In 1947 he moved to Baldwinsville, having been relocated by General Elcectric to Electronics Park.

An amateur radio enthusiast licensed for almost eighty years, Mr. Dreher was active in local “ham” affairs. He was an active communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Baldwinsville, where he served as usher and lector for many decades. He also spent much time as a volunteer serving various community needs.

He is survived by his wife of seventy years, the former Karolyn Trout; a son, Stephen J. (Judith) of Baldwinsville; a daughter, Elizabeth Jane Connell (Steven Rosen) of Muskegon, Michigan; four grandchildren, Joseph B. Dreher of St. Louis, Elizabeth (Michael) Tillstrom of Ostersund, Sweden, Amy Dreher of Brooklyn, Rebecca Dreher of Buffalo; and two great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:00am Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. Mary's Church in Baldwinsville. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Baldwinsville. Calling hours are 4-7pm Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at the Falardeau Funeral Home, 93 Downer St., Baldwinsville.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers to St. Mary's Church, 47 Syracuse Street, Baldwinsville,, NY 13027



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Chris Schiro Kimak - Baldwinsville, NY
 
To Jane and all the Dreher family,
My family sends sincerest sympathies on the passing of your dad. I will always remember your dad fondly as a "pillar" of St. Mary's Church. He was always "dressed to the nines" as an usher and lector. Such a nice person. We will miss him.

Chris and Jim Kimak
Teresa and Tony Schiro
Wednesday May 30th, 2012
Marguerite Gawron - Muskegon, MI
 
Dear Jane,
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. You are in my heart. Marguerite
Tuesday May 29th, 2012
Mary Anthonis - Wildwood, MO
 
Steve and Jane,

Uncle Joe was such an important part of my life growing up. What a wonderful man he was. I'm glad his passing was peaceful. I regret that we cannot be there with you and the rest of the family, but I am there in my heart.

My love to all of you. Mary
Tuesday May 29th, 2012
K Elizabeth Tillström - Östersund, Sweden
 
When I was small, he called me Libris. I called him Grandfather. I'll miss you Grandfather. I'm glad you are at rest.
Deepest sympathy to all, from Elizabeth, Mikael, Peter, and Lina in Sweden.
Monday May 28th, 2012
Debbie Thomas - Clay
 
Steve,
I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May both of our dads be united with God and live with Him in eternal happiness.

Deb
Sunday May 27th, 2012
charles weleck - chandler,az
 
One of my best friends from long ago who was a wonderful,loving and precious family man. My sincerest sympathy for Karolyn and the entire Dreher family in the loss of one of the best family man now at peace in God's home.
Saturday May 26th, 2012
Sharon May - Bridgeport, NY
 
On behalf of the membership of QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association)please accept our deepest sympathies.
Saturday May 26th, 2012
Lee Hatfield Jr - Rensselaer, NY
 
My Condolences to all who knew Mr Dreher.

W2TKG Silent Key

73 K2HAT
Saturday May 26th, 2012