Albert Brown Drain, 81, of Mt. Jackson, VA, died of cancer on Monday, March 30, 2015.
Born September 26, 1933 in Camden, NJ of Mary Yocum and Albert Brown, he graduated from Merchantville HS, served in the US Army during the Korean War, and worked as a Telecommunications Specialist for the Dept of Navy in California, Japan, and Washington, DC before joining FEMA, where he assisted in the development of a telecommunications system to support the US Govt in a time of national emergency. He traveled all over the world in this effort and received a Meritorious Service Award in 1982. He retired from civil service in 1986 and then after 10 years in the private sector moved to Mt. Jackson to raise goats and garden. He was a lifelong swimmer and is fondly remembered as a swim coach in Japan and a NVSL meet official.
He is survived by his four children: John Drain of Chesapeake, VA; Mary Marlowe (David) of Vienna, Austria; Katie Biele (Charles) of Dubai, UAE; and Edward Drain of Fairfax, VA; seven grandchildren: Matthew Marlowe, Chelsea Biele, Chad Biele, Christopher Drain, Jack Marlowe, Cailin Drain, and Lily Marlowe; and his beloved dog, Aprile.
Services will be Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00PM at the Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg.
Memorial donations may be made to Royal Haven of Woodstock Assisted Living in thanks for the excellent care they provided for the last week of Al’s life.