Eric Andrew Drager
Eric Andrew Drager
  • February 16, 1964 - April 26, 2017
  • Old Saybrook, Connecticut

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Eric Andrew "Andy" Drager, 53 passed away on April 24, 2017. He was the son of E. Marjorie (Leedham) and Dr. Lloyd D Drager Jr. of Old Saybrook CT. He was born in Middletown CT on February 16, 1964 and lived in Old Saybrook Ct most of his life. He leaves behind two brothers Llyod Douglas "Doug" and Phillip Daniel "Dan" Drager and predeceased by his brother Richard Roome.
Andy was a very active and inquisitive, bright man. He was riding bicycles, minibikes and snowmobiles since age 4. He loved the wind in his hair, the freedom of life and doing things his way. Many youngsters can recall riding the "Drager Trails" behind Andy's house, learning the art of motocross by riding over ramps, dodging trees and splashing through muddy streams. Andy became one of the top 10 motocross riders in CT and loved to demonstrate his "long wheelers". Andy also loved fishing, pistol shooting and camping with his family. He loved the many trips to Canada and Maine as it all involved the open road.
After the death of his oldest brother Richard, in 1979, the family moved to Lisbon CT where Andy and his twin brothers Douglas and Daniel graduated from Norwich Free Academy, classes 1982 & 1983. Four years later the family moved back to the old house in Old Saybrook.
Andy worked at paper recycling plants in both Lisbon and Franklin CT. He was also employed by Fortune Plastics in Old Saybrook. He also worked with Ron Pearl at Electrolux, Singer Sewing Machine outlet, Action Sports as a bicycle repairman and with Chuck Wilton and Bob Halle as a carpenter for a few years. Andy most enjoyed working on bicycles for his friends and many others. His collection of motorcycles, pickup trucks and his many Oldsmobile 442 vintage cars were his pride and joy. Many people will miss Andy!! Andy was a freemason, a member of Solar Lodge 131 AF & AM. Swan FH 1224 Boston Post Rd Old Saybrook CT 06475 are handling the arrangements for the family. Funeral services will be held Friday May 5, 2017 at 11am at Grace Episcopal Church Main St Old Saybrook CT. Followed by a committal at Riverside Cemetery Old Saybrook in the family plot. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Grace Episcopal Church Old Saybrook or a charity of your choice in Andy's name.