Drew Wesley Alsdorf

June 13, 1983July 3, 2014
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Darlene and Dennis Alsdorf announce with deepest regret and profound sadness the death of their beloved son, Drew, on Thursday July 3rd. Born in Reading, Pa., June 13th 1983, he grew up in Oley and then Wyomissing, where he was a graduate of Wyomissing High School.

He attended the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA. Drew graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kutztown University, and he gave up teaching to become Pharmacy Manager at Penn Pharmacy at 9th & Penn.

Known by our Spanish customers as "Lo Bonito," he was a beautiful person inside and out. Always there to help the patients get their prescriptions approved, he would go out of his way to battle the insurance companies to see that they got their medicine. He was always there to council them and answer their concerns. In this world of givers & takers, he was a giver.

Drew was a "Guardian Angel" to his 93 year old grandmother and his sister, Megan. When I heard that he had to carry his sister over a long distance, I asked him how he could accomplish this, and he replied, "she's not heavy, she's my sister."

Drew wrestled in high school, and was on the varsity football team. He enjoyed playing badminton tennis and pickle ball and playing the piano, which he did well. He loved misic, and his favorites were classical and classic rock. Movies and video games were his other passions. Very witty, he loved telling jokes, and kept us laughing at the drug store and at family gatherings.

It was an honor and privilege to work side-by-side with him these past few years. Drew is deeply mourned by his survivors: life-partner, Ashley Glidewell; his sister, Megan Butcher; his paternal grandmother, Kathleen Alsdorf; his maternal grandfather, Emil Fekete; aunt, Cynthia Falter; aunt, Valeria Hutchinson; and especially his parents, Darlene (Fekete) Alsdorf and Dennis Alsdorf.

Please join us for a Celebration of Drew's Life on Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 12 noon in Theo C. Auman Funeral Home, 247 Penn St., Reading. Burial to follow in Berks County Memorial Gardens. A viewing will be 10-12 noon in the funeral home.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • Celebration of Drew's Life Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Carolyn verdone

July 3, 2015

God only takes the very best.

August 26, 2014

Dennis and Darlene,
Thank you for the kindness, patience, understanding, and personalized service you have extended to my late father and also to my sister at Penn's Pharmacy over these many years. I am so sorry to hear of Drew's passing. I enjoyed reading the beautiful memorial you wrote for him, and looking at the many dozens of photos of his life as he grew up surrounded by your loving family. The death of such a fine young man is a heartbreaking loss to you, most of all, but, also a loss to the world. I know that Drew is at peace now. I will continue to pray for the repose of his soul, and that God gives you strength and comfort as you grieve for your son. Love and prayers to you both, Pat Dolan, San Francisco, Ca

Jeff Sussmann

July 30, 2014

We had a class together at Albright College with Professor Adlestein that I will never forget. Drew was a great kid and he won't ever be forgotten.

brenda glidewell

July 24, 2014

Darlene and Dennis I am so sorry for your loss of Drew he was very well brought up in his manners I had a long till he called me Brenda I will miss him very much and I do so much now All My Love Brenda

Janice Murphy

July 23, 2014

Prayers for the family. So very sorry.

Melissa Carreras

July 20, 2014

We are all so sorry for your lost

Ron and Alice Bortz

July 18, 2014

I am so sorry to learn of your son's passing. God be with you all during this trying time.

David Rodriguez

July 16, 2014

Darlene, Dennis & Family:

I am so sorry to learn of your loss and mine. I was totally overwhelmed when I heard of his passing.

I remember talking with him before I moved last year and he was commending me for it along with his great sense of humor.

God bless him and everyone who knew him. We are really gonna miss him.

July 13, 2014

Dennis and Darlene,
There are no words to adequately express our sorrow for your loss. We will hold you dear in our prayers.
The Strauses--Elmer, Elaine (Brubaker) and Renee (Alley)


July 12, 2014

Darlene and Dennis, my sincerest sympathies go out to such a fine family. Yes, Drew was a very special young man. I liked him so. My prayers are with your family in this time of need. Lots of Love,