Father John Drab


Father John Drab, a longtime resident of Sag Harbor, who served for many years at St. Andrew’s R.C. Church here, died on July 1, 2015 at St. Pius X Residence in Amityville, L.I. He was 95 years old.

Born in Oyster Bay, L.I., on June 30, 1920, he was the son of Frank John Drab and Louise Veodicka Drab, the middle of six children.

Fr. Drab was ordained on June 15, 1946. In addition to serving at St. Andrew’s, he also served as chaplain at St. Peter Claver Camp in Wading River, L.I., an orphanage and camp. He was assigned to St. John the Baptist in Wading River, St. Anthony’s Church in Oceanside, L.I., and St. Philip and James in St. James, L.I.

After he retired to his home in Sag Harbor in 1994, Fr. Drab continued to assist at local parishes, including St. Andrew’s, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary in Bridgehampton and Our Lady of Poland in Southampton.

Fr. Drab was also chaplain for the Knights of Columbus and the Sag Harbor Fire Department.

Fr. Drab is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Interment was at St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Sag Harbor.