Richard G. Drew, of Malta, New York, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at the age of 73. He had been a member of the Army National Guard, and was formerly employed by the State of New York, as an investigator for both the Department of Education and Department of State.

Rich was a dedicated patroller first at Labrador Mountain in Central New York, and then at West Mountain in Queensbury, New York, Killington Ski Area in Vermont, and finally at Gore Mountain, in North Creek, New York. He was a patroller for over 39 years, and was an OEC Instructor, OEC Instructor Trainer, OET Instructor, Lift Evacuation Advisor, and Elections Committee Chair for Eastern New York. He had National Appointment Number 11988. He was a lifetime member of the National Ski Patrol.

Rich was an avid outdoorsman, skiing, swimming, boating, and hiking. He loved the Adirondacks and even hiked Machu Picchu in Peru, in his retirement. Growing up in Buffalo, New York, he was an avid Bills fan. He is greatly missed by his Ski Patrol Family. He is survived by his son, Nathan Drew (Ann Dobert), two grandchildren, Henry Drew and Natalie Drew, and his longtime companion, Gigi Barrett.