Born: June 22, 1923

Died: April 20, 1981

Married: Catherine Burnell

Children: Douglas R. Drum, Jr., Mrs. Donna Broadbent, Darlene Romito, Mrs. Debbie Fahl 

Douglas R. Drum was a World War II veteran.  He was a son of Raymond and Marie (Durocher) Drum.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 21, 1981

Douglas is dead ran for Mayor in March

SARANAC LAKE - Douglas R. Drum, 57, a well-known area resident and Republican candidate for mayor in last March's village election, died yesterday, April 20 at the Albany Medical Center after a short illness.

Mr. Drum had been active in village politics as a Republican committeeman and was a member of various civic organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Lion's Club, Elks, and had served as president of the Board of Directors of the Veterans Memorial Association.

In 1978, he was named director of the official transportation committee of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee.

Drum was defeated in last month's election by incumbent Mayor Timothy Jock.

He and his family moved to Saranac Lake following his retirement, with the rank of Sergeant Major, from the U.S. Army in 1968. They made their home at 10 Balsam St.

In, 1970, he founded the American Military Retiree's Association of which he was president.

Mr. Drum was born in Constable on June 22, 1923, the son of Raymond and Marie (Durocher) Drum.

Surivors include his wife, the former Catherine Burnell of Saranac Lake; and a son, Douglas R. Jr., of North Syracuse.

Three daughters, Mrs. Donna Broadbent of Delran, N.J.; Mrs. Darlene Romito of Burlington, N.J.; and Mrs. Debbie Fahl of Saranac Lake; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Calling hours will be at the Keough and Son Funeral Home tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A veteran's service is tentatively set for 7:30 that evening at the funeral home, followed by a Bible Vigil, tentatively set for 8:15.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard's Church at 11:15 a.m., Thursday. The celebrant will be the Rev. C. John McAvoy, pastor.

Interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery.

Friends wishing to make donations, may make them to the Saranac Lake Rescue Squad or the Heart Fund in his memory.