Mr. Donald Daniel “Don” Dragan, husband of the late Gloria T. Dragan and a resident of Onancock, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the age of 96. Born Feb. 23, 1923, in Redding, Pa., he was one of seven children born to the late Stephen and the late Naomi Dragan.
Following high school, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a proud World War II veteran. As the former owner and operator of the legendary Onancock restaurant, Forks Grill, and later, as Onancock and Accomac’s rural route mail carrier, Don was well known throughout the Eastern Shore community. He was a longtime member of Melfa United Methodist Church and V.F.W. Post 2296, in Tasley. Over the years Don enjoyed going fishing, his daily newspaper puzzles, and when necessary, a little woodworking. He loved to eat and looked forward to his daily gatherings with friends at local restaurants. Don adored his family and shared a special bond with his grandsons, all of whom will greatly miss his presence.
Don is survived by his daughters, Chandra “Dee” Dragan, of Arlington, Va., and Lori Egan and husband, Peter, of Fredericksburg, Va; grandsons, Daniel T. Egan and Travis J. Egan; step-grandson, Paul Egan; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 11 a.m., with Pastors Steve Doan and Lori Egan officiating. Interment will be held at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Melfa UMC, P.O. Box 276, Melfa, VA 23410 or to V.F.W. Post 2296, P.O. Box 99, Tasley, VA 23441.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.