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In Loving Memory

Drilingas, John Anthony

August 30, 1941 - March 20, 2024

Wednesday, March 20, 2024.  Beloved husband of the late Connie Gail Drilingas (nee: Bowman).  Dear father of Raymond (Laura) and Randy (Shannon) Drilingas.  Proud grandfather of Travis (Amy), Zach (Clay), Nathan (Lauren), Josh and Casey Drilingas.  Dear great grandfather of Oliver Drilingas.

SERVICES:  Visitation at Kutis Affton Chapel (10151 Gravois Road) on Sunday, March 24, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Funeral procession will leave Kutis Affton on Monday, March 25, 10:00 a.m. for burial service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.  Mr. Drilingas was a sharpshooter in the U.S. Army and enjoyed woodworking and was also an avid woodcarver.


3 thoughts on “Drilingas, John Anthony”

  1. Deathless Love

    No need to shed a tear for death,
    for love doesn’t die with that last breath.
    Uplift your fashion in this time of blue,
    and think all about your love so true.

    A smile can be brought to a grieving face,
    with bygone thoughts that you embrace.
    The fairest words from the truest lips
    can take you back on precious trips.

    It’s so important to love while we’re here,
    and show that love to those we revere.
    It’s the basic possession we all need to earn,
    the more that’s given, the more is returned.

    Love is a state that is so real,
    for it is something that you can feel.
    So hold your weeping for what can not be,
    for someday you too from this world will be free.

    This world is the place where we’re given love
    and when we do pass, we take it above.
    That trip from this world isn’t taken alone;
    for they’re taking your love with them, back home.

    by Robert G. DeLair
    Copyright ©2003 Robert DeLair

    Eileen & Robert DeLair
    Tribute to our dear friends Connie & John

  2. I’m very sorry to hear of John’s passing. John and Connie were our neighbors for 32 years. May he rest in peace 🙏

  3. I work in the nursing home John resided at. He was a great guy with a good sense of humor. He loved to tease and loved to be teased back. Although John was only with us for a few months, he developed good friendships with other residents. There are 6 residents that come to mind. They all ate together. I know they miss him. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to Ray and the rest of the family. May John’s memory be a blessing. May he rest in peace. So long buddy.


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