NEWS: COCA Mourns Passing of Longtime Board Member

Fran Drexler

Francis Drexler
December 25, 1950 – July 11, 2013

The COCA board and staff joins the Reading and Berks County community in mourning the passing of Francis ‘Fran’ Drexler. He was a longtime and active member of the COCA Board of Directors dependably serving for close to twenty years.  Fran was a strong advocate for drug and alcohol  prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services to help improve the lives of those in the community.  As a veteran of the Reading Police Force, he witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of addiction and was convinced that effective drug and alcohol services could reduce crime. He brought his knowledge and experience to the COCA board and helped shape our services to best meet the needs of Berks County.

Fran’s insight, wisdom and easy-going nature will be sorely missed, but his impact shall always be remembered and appreciated.

Francis Drexler, Obituary – Reading Eagle 7/12/2013

Francis Drexler, Retired Top City Investigator Dies – Reading Eagle 7/12/2013

Former Reading Police Inspector Fran Drexler Laid to Rest  – WFMZ 7/15/2013


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