Roger Leslie Drew

December 13, 1927 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 91)


Roger Leslie Drew        Age: 91

Date of Death: 10/08/19                                           

Place: Solana Assisted Living Surprise, AZ

Date of Birth: 12/13/1927 Place: Chicago, Illinois

Residence: Surprise, AZ

Year moved to AZ: 1988 From: Glenview, Illinois


Military Service: US Navy Full Lieutenant

Advertising Agency: President and Chief Executive Officer, Drew and Carr

Real Estate Agency:  Manager and Broker, Merrill Lynch Real Estate

Retired from Merrill Lynch Real Estate


Graduate of New Trier High School Winnetka, Illinois 1946

Attended University of Illinois in pre-engineering, 1946-1947

Graduate of United States Naval Academy, B.S. 1951- Electrical Engineering.

Graduate U.S. Naval Submarine School, New London, Connecticut, 1953


Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm: Boy Scouts of America

Beta Theta Pi Fraternity: University of Illinois

Life Member Association Industrial Advertisers

Merrill Lunch Society of Excellence Award

Certified Residential Broker: National Association Realtors

Athletic Accomplishments:

New Trier High School- All-Suburban Fullback (1945) Honorable mention All-State Fullback (1945)

University of Illinois- Member Varsity Football team (1946). Big Ten Champions- Rose Bowl Champions

U.S. Naval Academy- Member Varsity Football Team (1948-1950) All American Mention: Place Kicker

Illinois State Squash Singles Champion- Class C (1965)

Illinois State Squash Team Champion- Class B (1970,1971)


Sheridan Road Downbeat Society (Dixieland Jazz Band)- Tuba

Yankee Doodle Dandies (Dixieland Jazz Band)- Tuba

Clancy Wolf Memorial Band- Tuba

Sun City Pops Band- Tuba

Shepherd of the Hills UMC Choir- Baritone/Bass

Arizona State University Choral Union- Baritone/Bass

Church Membership:

Trinity Church of the North Shore UMC Wilmette, Illinois

Shepherd Of the Hills UMC Sun City, AZ



Rotary International

Founder of Wilmette Junior High Tackle Football Clinic

Wilmette Hockey Association Coach

Boy Scout Leader

Hobbies: Sports, Music and Photography

Spouse: Nancy Donaldson Drew  (married Roger 6/9/1951 and proceeded in death-10/23/98)


Spouse: Mildred (Mickie) Drew (married Roger Nov. 25, 2000) - remembers Roger as kind, loving, generous person. They enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and cribbage. They traveled to Italy, Australia, Canada, Alaska. Roger and Mickie were always seen together holding hands.


Donna McBroom Chino Valley, AZ

Pamela Jenk  Dyersville, IA

Sandra Metsker Concho, AZ

Paula Tichy Mount Prospect, IL


Steve Drew Carrollton, TX

Grandchildren: Heather Stroh, Chris McBroom, Curt McBroom, Holly Hussey, Drew Jenk, Brooke Bush, Rena Jackson, Chris Downey, Evan Drew, Brian Drew, David Tichy, Aaron Tichy, Jason Tichy.

Great Grandchildren- 19.


Memorial Service: Sunday, November 10, 2019 4PM. Shepherd of the Hills UMC.


Memorial Contributions: Hospice of the Valley. Shepherd of the Hills UMC.








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Memorial Service
November 10, 2019

4:00 PM
Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
13658 W. Meeker Blvd
West, AZ 85375

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