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Allan Drew

January 15, 1943 — February 18, 2011

Allan P. Drew, 68, of Jamesville, passed away peacefully Friday, February 18, 2011 at home. Born in Chicago, Illinois on Friday, January 15, 1943, he was the son of Freeman Pierce Drew and Ruth Jessie Knight Drew. He lived in Jamesville since 1987. Allan graduated from York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois and the University of Illinois. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Arizona and a PhD from Oregon State University. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi. Allan retired in 2010 from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry where he was a professor of Forest Ecology in the Forest and Natural Resources Management Department. He was an active member of University United Methodist Church and served in various capacities. He was also a member of the Syracuse Chargers and was on the board of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and on the Council of Park Friends of Clark Reservation. A master athlete, Allan was a competitive biker, runner and swimmer. He enjoyed photography, traveling and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife of 29 years, the former Beth McTarnaghan; daughter, Katherine Drew (Carlos Rios) of Washington, DC; son, William Drew of Washington DC; sister, Susan Weston of Pawnee, Illinois; mother-in-law, Lois McTarnaghan of Webster; brother-in-law, James McTarnaghan (Debra Gajer) of Lafayette, California; and four nieces. A memorial service will be Saturday, February 26 at 1 p.m. in University United Methodist Church with Rev. Craig French officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the services. Arrangements are by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to University United Methodist Church, 1085 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210.
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

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