David Michael Drexler

June 15, 1955November 27, 2013
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David Michael Drexler, 58, passed away November 27, 2013 in his home that he loved. He was born June 15, 1955 in Rochester, New York.

In his brief lifetime he accomplished so much. He was a founding member and past president of the Oklahoma Unix Club, instrumental in forming the first Go club in OKC, recognized by the American Go Association for his volunteer efforts in outreach and promotion of the game of Go. He was a member and officer in the Oklahoma City Traditional Music Association, playing the mountain dulcimer with astounding beauty and grace. In the early 1990s David established Internet Access Plus, one of the first internet service provider companies in OKC. His many other loves included hiking in the Wichita Mountains, traveling to see friends and family in California, New York, Hawaii, and Alaska, cooking and bicycling.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret Ellison Drexler; father, Julian Drexler; two brothers, Robert Drexler and Jack Drexler; and his Aunt Lillane. He is survived by his best friend and wife, Laura Drexler; stepdaughter, Kelly Wietelman; sister-in-law, Mary Drexler; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be 3pm, Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Memorial Park Historic Cemetery Chapel.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to NAMI, PACT team at Red Rock Behavioral Health Services, Klinefelter Syndrome & Associates (KS&A) or a charity you love.


  • Memorial Service Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Irene Simeonidou

January 27, 2014

Although we 've never physically met with David, we have spent hours & hours through the internet, where he comforted all my first worries, about my pregnancy with my xxy baby boy. He first made me see all the little (but serius) details about how to raise him healthy & happy, body & soul. I m very gratefull of his sensitiveness, knowledge, patience, care & his love & respect to life. Most of all, David taught me how to accept my child's uniqueness and how to advocate him. We will miss him...
Laura, I m very sorry for his loss... He told me he wanted to take you to visit Greece, sometime after pension... So plz know, if you ever like to see Cyclades Islands, our home & heart shall always be open to you and your family.
My sincerest condolences,
Irene Simeonidou (Syros, Greece, contact e-mail:

Ginnie Cover

January 24, 2014

What a gentle and kind person David was. He was smart and friendly, and I enjoyed his posts on various XXY community sites. David was very reassuring to those of us who love young adults with XXY, telling us that patience will be rewarded with slow maturity and the emergence of a sensitive young person who comes into his own. I will miss Dave. Ginnie Cover

January 13, 2014

I knew David for more than ten years in the xxy community. I never met him in person but had talked to him a couple of times on the phone. He was extremely helpful for me and he will be missed by all who knew him. My condolences to all of his family and friends.
Erin Payne (Edmonton. AB)

Justin O Fearghail

January 13, 2014

I had known David from the xxy community, we used to talk a lot about Irish music, and playing music. My condolences to all the family & friends.

Onni Neko

January 13, 2014

I knew him as an out spoken supporter for XXY issues and while we differed on ideals, the underlying theme of achieving better health care is a notable achievement. David will be missed.

Andre Lorek

January 13, 2014

I knew David as Duckslammer. He loved the game Go and constantly asked me if I had learned the game so that we could play. I admired his tenacity to have a problem solved until completion. God Speed, David.


January 12, 2014

I had never physically met David but came to know of him through his many years of activism amongst the XXY Community and over that while we became really good friends.My last contact with him was a couple of years back via a phone conversation when he spoke of his beautiful home and a horse which he said belonged to you.

My sincere condolences
Canice (in Australia)

Bob Howard & Friends

December 31, 2013

Our Northwest Nomads group will miss David. Even with too many things going through his mind he maintained a quirky sense of humor. I was astounded to hear his dulcimer playing in the woods. An amazing guy.

Kurt Sauer

December 2, 2013


I'm saddened to learn, from here in Japan, of your great loss, which is also our collective loss. David's life and hobbies all revolved around facilitating communication. From pioneering BBS'es to sharing his interest in music to spreading his love of the game of Go - these are all ways that David celebrated his love of community.

I think that there are great life lessons to be learned from David's experiences and passions, and I can certainly count myself as one of the beneficiaries. He'll certainly be missed.

Kurt Sauer
Tokyo, Japan

Doug Stafford

December 2, 2013

David and I began working together in the early days of the internet, and I will always be grateful for his advice and expertise. He had many passions and interests in life, and his greatest love was his wife, Laura. I remember how smitten he has when they first met, and that devotion never faltered. He always considered himself very lucky to have her. Through the past twenty years, I have always counted him among my dearest friends. Rest well, David.