In Loving Memory of Drew F.R. Funk

October 26, 1994
Summerville, SC
March 17, 2020
New Haven, CT
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Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Private Services. A public service will be held at a later date.


Family Gathering



424 E. 92nd Street,
New York,
NY 10128-6804

Drew F.R. Funk

Drew F. R. Funk, beloved son, brother, friend and talented musician, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020 after losing his battle to opioid addiction. Drew was Born October 26, 1994 at 12:19 AM in Summerville, SC. but grew up in East Hampton, CT on the banks of Lake Pocotopaug which is where his love of nature began. Drew; an amazingly gifted musician & lyricist who’s beautiful voice will forever be heard singing the lyrics written from his heart. Drew’s artistry began playing drums, which led him to the guitar. Drew taught himself how to produce & mix the music he loved so much. Drew’s artistic gifts stemmed beyond his music & led him to working in restaurants, at the age of 16 he started his career in the back of the house and he became an extremely talented chef who was currently employed as a Sous- Chef at Barcade in New Haven. Drew also loved the outdoors, especially hiking and swimming. Drew loved animals of all kinds & they were drawn to him as well. Drews charismatic soul, contagious laugh & smile lit every room he walked in & was truly loved by all. His beautiful spirit will live on through every person who was blessed with the chance to know & love him. He will be eternally missed by his loving parents: Kristen & Craig Deitz of Fairfield; Kristian & Carolyn Funk of East Hampton ; his three siblings, Allison (Powders) Clemens, Gianna Josephine Deitz and Joseph Leonard Deitz; grandparents: Kristena Augustine, Barbara and Rick Bennison, Gary and Choe Funk and Karen Buck; his nephew, Samuel Clemens and aunts and uncles, Frankie, Manny, Caryn, Kari, Michael and Chandler. Drew was pre-deceased by great-grandparents, Josephine Angelo Patricolo and Peg Buck;
A private funeral service will be held. A public celebration of Drew’s special life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, friends may consider a donation in Drew’s memory to the A.S.P.C.A. For information or to offer an online condolence please visit

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  1. Dearest Ally, I am so sorry for the passing of your be-loved brother Drew. I can’t make it to the service tomorrow but will be there in spirit for you, Drew, and the rest of your family. God Bless you all.
    Much love and my deepest sympathy, Lyn (aka as Hailey’s Mom)

  2. Drew you will be deeply missed, we had tried so hard to connect over the past years. You always had a project you were working on endlessly with dedication to your music.

    I know your in a better place, you are loved as a good friend and will be missed but not forgotten..

  3. Please accept my sincere condolences. I know your pain, I also lost my son to addiction. You are very brave to be so candid, perhaps it will serve to educate other young people about the dangers of drug use. May your beloved son Rest In Peace.

  4. Drew you were one of the closest friends i had, you were the one that taught me “normal aint normal, be yourself, we like you so dont listen to what anyone else has to say!” And i thank you for that so very much! You loved and cared about all your friends and we all miss you! Rock the heavens my brother love and miss you dearly!

  5. Drew I’ve known you sense you were 16. When I heard, it didn’t seem real. I have so many memories with you. From hanging out at sears park, all the time you spent at my house, going on walks, and even making a giant twister board and playing twister with Ashley. Going to the

  6. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. No parent should have to endure this. Everything I think of to say to you, I realize can’t help you right now. I will pray that you feel God’s comfort and that He will make you strong . I’m sorry.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. I did not know your son, but his obituary touched me. He sounds like a wonderful young man, and I’m sorry he was taken too soon.

  8. I taught Drew for a few months in 3rd grade as his long-term substitute when his teacher took a leave of absence. I quickly found out how bright, kind and funny Drew was. He was a really special kid. Whenever I saw him in the years after that, he always would smile and say “hey Mrs. Ihnat” and we would catch up. I will remember him as the little spark in that class, who I have many fond memories of. My condolences to his family and friends.