Drake Kambitch

Sunday, January 27, 2002

Drake Joseph Kambitch, age 54, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 23, 1947, in St. Louis, son of Joseph and Anita Lerch Kambitch. Drake graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1975. He and Jean Koeln were married May 28, 1982, in St. Louis.

He owned and operated International Telecommunications Services Inc. and was a pilot and avid outdoorsman. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral.

He is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Joshua Drake Kambitch of the home; his stepfather, Thomas Sawhill of Granite City, Ill.; his stepmother, Pauline Kambitch of St. Louis County; a sister, Joanne Kambitch of Springfield, Ill.; three stepbrothers; and one stepsister.

Friends may call at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home Monday, Jan. 28, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Ted Spencer officiating.

Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery.