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Chauncey "Chuck" Sylvester Draine

July 7, 1938 ~ December 1, 2018 (age 80)

Obituary of Chauncey Sylvester Draine



Chauncey Sylvester Draine, “Chuck” passed away in the care of Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware on December 1, 2018 at 2:30 PM.  He was 80 years old.  Chuck was born on July 7, 1938, the son of late Robert N. and Eunice Harmon in Millsboro, Delaware.  He spent 30 years teaching History and Social Studies in the public schools of Cambridge, MD; Middletown, DE; and Washington, DC.  He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He loved reading, theater, films, and was a member of the Drama Club at Delaware State College (now University).  He was jovial, thoughtful and had a great sense of humility.  He also loved sports, and was a Redskins fan.  He was totally unselfish, and appreciative of everything.  He did not ask much for himself.  His caregivers praised his demeanor.


He is survived by his brother, Robert G. Draine, Sr. (Luvenia M.) of Millsboro and his uncle Macklin Harmon (Marion) also of Millsboro.  He has four nephews: Wyatt Howell, Sr., of Easton, MD; Delano G. Draine, Sr. (Shelly) of Hampton, VA; Robert G. Draine, Jr., of Freeland, MD; and Daniel J Veal III, of Scottsdale, AZ.  Also surviving are four great nephews, and a great-great niece.


A viewing and funeral service in Loving Memory Celebrating the Life of Chuck will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Harmony United Methodist Church, 27270 John J. Williams Highway, Millsboro. Friends may call starting at 11:00 AM for viewing and visitation.  The funeral service will begin at 12:00 Noon. Rev. Charlotte Nichols will officiate.  Interment follows at the Harmony United Methodist Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Harmony United Methodist Church, PO Box  1435, Millsboro, DE  19966.



Electronic condolences to:

Donations may be made to:

Harmony United Methodist Church
PO Box 1435, Millsboro DE 19966

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