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Monday, January 7, 2013

Aloysius K. “Al” Drapcho, 75, of Coudersport, PA

Aloysius K. “Al” Drapcho
Aloysius K. “Al” Drapcho, 75, of Coudersport, PA died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at his home.

Born on January 28, 1937 in Clarence, PA he was the son of John and Mary Hudak Drapcho. On February 23, 1963 in Coudersport he married Maxine H. Kolat, who died on February 15, 1994. On August 4, 2001 he married Kathy L. Edwards who survives.

Mr. Drapcho was a 1955 graduate of Snow Shoe High School. He later graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA and served as a Pennsylvania State Trooper for 32 years, retiring in 1993. 

He was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic minister and lector. He was a past member of Knights of Columbus Council 1355 and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the American Association of State Troopers.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mary M. Drapcho of Erie, PA, a son, A. Matthew (Andrea) Drapcho of Portland, OR, two step-daughters, Rachel E. (Christopher) Pellicano of Orchard Park, NY and Ashley D. Carroll (Kyle Davido) of Erie, PA, one grandson, Anthony Maximilian Drapcho of Portland, OR, two brothers, Dennis “Mickey” Drapcho of Clarence, PA and George Drapcho of Brook Park, OH, two sisters-in-law, Mildred Drapcho of Bellefonte, PA and Martha Drapcho of Berea, OH, and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and one sister, Marcella Pachipka and three brothers, Edward, John and Francis Drapcho.

Friends are invited to Mr. Drapcho’s Life Celebration beginning Friday, January 11, 2013 with visitation from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport. Visitation will also be held at Saturday at St. Eulalia Catholic Church from 11:00am until 12Noon at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Reverend James C. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery in Coudersport. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915. To share your fondest memories of Al, please visit


Anonymous said...

A True Gentleman...He will be missed by many!

Anonymous said...

My condolences to the family. I worked with Al at Adelphia. Al was a very nice man and always polite. I liked him a lot. So sorry for your loss. There is a special place in heaven for him. God speed AL.

Anonymous said...

A true gentleman; RIP Al
So sorry for the family
thoughts & prayers with you all

Anonymous said...

I first Met Al Oct. 7, 1967, he cited me for Reckless Driving as a result of a crash. Four years later we were both Enforcing the Law. AL with the State Police and I with both Coudersport Boro and Galeton Boro. Al was somebody to look up to he was a True Professional and a Dear Friend. He will be missed by many. God Rest his Soul

Anonymous said...

Drapcho, Counts and Morey. These guys were true professional Troopers.
God Bless, Al.