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Blake-Doyle Funeral Home

226 West Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ

OBITUARY

Anthony A. Drulis

September 17, 1966October 14, 2019
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Anthony A. Drulis passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family October 14, 2019, age 53 years.

He is survived by his loving siblings, sisters: Sheila Corbett, Patricia Rutherford and brother Albert Drulis. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased in death by beloved parents Albert Sr. and Eunice Drulis.

Anthony was proudly involved in New Jersey Special Olympics, participating in bowling and swimming. Anthony graduated from St. John of God School and went on to continue in their adult workshop program where he loved to work in the bakery. When he was younger, Anthony was very involved with his father’s sport coaching and would often accompany him to the games; cheering loudly, making friends everywhere he went and supporting his dad. He grew to be known as an avid Collingswood High school sports fan. Anthony loved to swim, visit Wildwood to ride on the rollercoasters and spend time with his family. For the last two years, Anthony resided at Utah House, a group home with services provided by ResCare, who provided attentive, wonderful care and afforded a wonderful living experience for him. He will be missed by all who loved him.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation Saturday October 19,2019 at BLAKE-DOYLE Funeral Home, 226 W. Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ, 10:00am-12:00pm. A Prayer Service will take place 12:00pm. Please leave your remembrances of Anthony at BLAKE-DOYLE.com. Donations in Anthony’s memory can be made to NJ Special Olympics, https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2432408

  • FAMILY

  • Sheila Corbett, Sister
  • Patricia Rutherford, Sister
  • Albert Drulis Jr., Brother
  • Eunice Drulis, Mother (deceased)
  • Albert Drulis Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Anthony also leaves behind many nieces,nephews and friends.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Prayer Service Saturday, October 19, 2019

Memories

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Nancy S

October 24, 2019

Remembering a giant, friendly hug out of nowhere in the middle of the big pool at Robert's Pool. What a sweet man....

Lisa Ehrhart

October 18, 2019

Anthony was always a pleasure to care for. My first Saturday with him at Active Day Marlton he kept taking off his seatbelt and trying to slide out of his wheelchair. I asked him what I could do for him to agree to keep his seatbelt on....he looked up at me and said “marry me”. From that day on I was his “fiancé”. He will truly be missed and his smile will never be forgotten.

Frank Anderson

October 18, 2019

I will always remember the day at the beach, when Anthony and I took a walk down the beach. He pointed out all the ladies. Then we had two ladies cross in front of us and Anthony without missing a beat said "Hi Gorgeous". Well I thought we were gonna die... These ladies turned to look at us saw Anthony and broke out into their brightest smiles (at Anthony) and put alittle bit more in their step. What a ladies man.

Cheryl Troilo (Maiden name Shreeves)

October 18, 2019

Albert, I am sorry to hear of this additional loss of your immediate family. The Shreeves Family has very fond memories of all of you. Your father ("Everybody out of the Pool!" :0)), your mother, Anthony and you. Anthony would often visit us (215 New Jersey Ave) stopping by unexpectedly to chat or even running into the house on occasion if we weren't outside. LOL We took that as a compliment that he liked us and was comfortable with us -- as we were with him. I distinctly recall you being sent to retrieve him. Thankfully, you had a good sense of where he might be. Anthony was funny, sweet and always a ray of sunshine. The world is a better place for having Anthony in it -- as well as the rest of the Drulis family. I hope you can find solace in this during this difficult time. The thoughts and prayers of the Shreeves Family are with you.

Alina Szymanski

October 17, 2019

I’m thinking of a Anthony and the family

Arlene Diehl

October 17, 2019

We are all so sad to hear of Anthony’s passing. He was always so full of life and happy. He always tried his best in bowling with us and at Special Olympics tournaments. We hope you will take comfort in knowing you have one more angel watching over you! With much love, All of the bowlers from Sparcs

Rhonda Jones

October 16, 2019

Anthony was my brother ‘s bowling partner. He was such a good friend of Johnny always helping him bowl better. I know he loved Wonder Woman and will always remember his smile especially when we talked about Wonder Woman. We love you Anthony.

Rest easy sweet angel.
Rhonda and Glenn Jones
And
Johnny Hendlmyer

Jeannie Mooney-Falzone

October 16, 2019

Prayers and condolences to the Drulis family. As an old Colls student athlete, I recall that no sporting event was quite the same unless Anthony was there cheering us on. The happiest and most enthusiastic person! God be with you all as you mourn his loss and may he rest peacefully in His loving arms.

Jess Sheilds

October 16, 2019

I am sorry for the families loss. I use to deliver newspapers and would always be greeted by his smile.

Shane Collins

October 16, 2019

So sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family.

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