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Donald Daniel Dragan

February 23, 1923 ~ January 7, 2020 (age 96)

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Mr. Donald Daniel “Don” Dragan, husband of the late Gloria T. Dragan and a resident of Onancock, VA, passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the age of 96. Born February 23, 1923 in Redding, PA, he was one of seven children born to the late Stephen and Naomi Dragan.

Following high school, Don enlisted in the United States 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, VA. 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, January 11, 2020 at 11:00 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, 19444 Main St., Melfa, VA 23410 or to V.F.W. Post 2296, P.O. Box 99, Tasley, VA 23441.

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Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.


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January 11, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Williams-Onancock Funeral Home
94 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417

Funeral Service
January 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Williams-Onancock Funeral Home
94 Market Street
Onancock, VA 23417


Melfa UMC
19444 Main St., Melfa VA 23410

V.F.W. Post 2296
P.O. Box 99, Tasley VA 23441

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