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Johnnie Dominic Drago

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Johnnie Dominic Drago, 67, resident of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. He was an extremely kind and gentle man who touched everyone around him and loved his family dearly. Johnnie was known as a caring and thoughtful person who never met a stranger and would give anyone the shirt off his back. He loved planning parties and providing the cakes, traveling and anything LSU. All vacations were planned around his Tigers' games. He coached a women's softball league for many years while working at the Baton Rouge General Hospital. Johnnie's work career began in the early 70's when he started working as an X-ray tech with the Baton Rouge General, where he served for almost 30 years in multiple positions, including mentoring young techs as well as teaching at the Baton Rouge School of Radiologic Technology. In addition, he worked for almost 9 years with St. Elizabeth Hospital and was honored to end his career with an 8½-year stint at the Surgical Specialty Center, where he cared for his patients as well as co-workers. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Price Drago; children, Jonathan Drago and wife Mary Kathryn, Jennifer and husband Ronald Ball; stepchildren, Jose Ignacio, Logan and Michael Ossa, and Cynthia Dianne and husband Brian Viola; mother-in-law, Verna K. Price; grandchildren, Whitney, James and Breann Ball and Cooper Drago; and siblings, Anthony and wife Kathy, Sam, Joseph and wife Martha, Lena Drago, and Congetta Polito. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Francisco Drago; sister, Mary Burns; and brother-in-law, Johnny Polito. Visiting hours will be observed by Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., on Friday, July 11, 2014, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Visiting will resume on Saturday, July 12, 2014, from 9:00 am until service time. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, conducted by Father Mike Collins. Interment will be held at a later date. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook, leave a personal note to the family, or order flowers at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from July 10 to July 14, 2014
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