Anthony F. “Tony” Drill, age 58, of Bear, DE, passed away, surrounded by his family, on Friday, January 6, 2017.

He was born in Chester, PA and raised in Claymont to Patt (D'Amato) and the late Frank T. Drill, Jr., who died in 2015. He worked in the food industry which led him to attend the Culinary Institute of Philadelphia. He spent most of his career as the Executive Chef at Union Hospital in Elkton.

Anthony was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family in the backyard pool, at their family home in Rehoboth Beach and boating in Maryland. What he cherished the most, for the past two years, was his time caring for his granddaughter “Pookie”.

Anthony is survived by his wife of 24 years, Laura (Kresge); daughter, Hailey Drill (David DeVito); granddaughter, Giuliana “Pookie” DeVito; 3 siblings, Marcie Copson-Hall (Kerry), Lisa Begatto (Vincent) and Sherry Cetola (Michael); sister-in-law, Debra Lauser (David) and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their sincere and heart felt appreciation to all the staff at the Christiana Hospital, with a special thanks to the MICU staff, especially Debi.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 13 at 12 noon, at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, where friends may call after 11am. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Anthony’s name to the Delaware Humane Assoc. 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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