William E. Drastal

William E. Drastal

Willam E. Drastal, age 76, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 4, 2023, surrounded by family.

William was a loving son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. He was a childhood polio survivor, with a quick, dry, unforgettable sense of humor. William worked as a sky marshal in the 1970s, a US Customs agent, and later went on to be a professional actor (member of SAG-AFTRA). He also was a Jeopardy contestant, and he was a dedicated and passionate author and playwright. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, and he was an active supporter of fellow veterans.

He is survived by his brother, sister, cousins, and loving nephews and nieces. William will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, November 10th, 2023 at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vietnam Veterans of America New Jersey Chapter in William Drastal’s honor. William was a part of the NJ Shore Area Chapter 12 group https://vva.org/donate. Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank, NJ has been entrusted with the arrangements.





Bruce S. Thompson, Owner & Manager, NJ LIC #3740