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Bob Drasdis

| January 30, 2007 11:00 PM

Robert John Drasdis, 65, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2007, at his home on Bull Lake.

He was born July 27, 1941, in Hartford, Conn., to Albert and Anna Rapsis Drasdis.

Bob graduated from Conard High School in West Hartford, Conn., in 1959.

He worked in construction until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1961. Bob was promoted from private to corporal and won a third-place award for excellent marksmanship out of 250 men.

After receiving an honorable discharge in 1964, Bob moved to Venice, Calif., where he was a roofing contractor. He later moved to Needles, Calif., where Bob was a caretaker for a ranch.

In 1992, he purchased land on Bull Lake and built his home. Bob last year retired from his business, Rain Catcher-Raingutter.

Bob loved the outdoors and Cabinet Mountains, where he spent many hours hunting, fishing and hiking. He always maintained an adventurous spirit.

Bob was a member of American Legion, Eagles Lodge and National Rifle Association. He also enjoyed playing pool for the Men's League at Bull Lake, Troy and Libby.

In July 2002, he met the love of his life and fiancee, Carol Resnick of Bull Lake, and spent his remaining life with love and happiness.

Survivors also include a brother, Richard Drasdis and his wife, Donna, of Sarasota, Fla.; sisters Susan Gottier of East Hartford, Conn., and Joan Mears of Libby; two nieces; four nephews; two great-nephews; two aunts; four cousins; and numerous friends, working partners, and hunting and fishing buddies.

A potluck celebration of Bob's life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the Halfway House on Bull Lake Road.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.