Kenneth Eugene Drugatz


Kenneth Eugene Drugatz, 69, of Dalton, Pennsylvania, passed away at his home on Monday, August 21, 2023. He was the husband of Julie Ripka Drugatz, his wife of 23 years.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Jake and Joan Sullivan Drugatz. He was a graduate of West Catholic High School and attended St Pius X Seminary. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a courier for Fed Ex for 33 years.

Ken was member of her Elks Lodge #2498 of Page, Arizona. He loved fishing, hunting and golfing, and his passion was mowing lawn and driving his 1947 Farmall tractor.

Also surviving are children Kirsten and Lindy (Brittany) Drugatz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Kate (Gino) Cingolani, Alexander, Arizona; and Alaina (Craig) Strand of Queen Creek, Arizona; and nine grandchildren – Skyler, Hunter, Caydence, Aspyn, Hudson, Parker, Jaxen, Noelle and Tripp. He was preceded in death by his stepson Jeff Hawkins of Page.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of the Abingtons Church, 700 W Main St., Dalton, PA 18419, by Rev(s) Arbogaste Satoun and Bert Kozen. Friends and family may pay their respects on Friday, August 25, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Kenneth’s home at 644 N. Turnpike Rd, Dalton, PA  18414.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 418 S. State Street, Clarks Summit, PA.