Frederick J. Drabek, Sr., age 65, of Holden Road in Addison, NY died Friday, April 20, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira.\n\n\n\n\nFred was born August 16, 1946 in Niagara Falls to Henry and Eleanor (Kotarba) Drabek. He was a graduate of Starpoint Central School, Niagara Community College, and a teaching degree from Buffalo State. He retired from General Motors after 35 years of employment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking. He was an avid reader and loved studying history. After his retirement to the area, he worked as a substitute teacher in Addison and Corning.\n\n\n\n\nHe is survived by his wife Sally Drabek; son, Frederick Drabek, Jr. of Cheektowaga, NY; brother, Walter Drabek of Hornell; step children, Jon Ulicny of Rochester, Susan Ulicny of Painted Post, and Stephanie Ulicny of Campbell, NY.\n\n\n\n\nServices will be held at the convenience of the family at Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First Street in Corning.\n\n\n\n\n.\n\n\n\n\n.