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Dr. Ray Kenneth Drum

January 2, 1935 February 1, 2017
Dr. Ray Kenneth Drum
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Obituary for Dr. Ray Kenneth Drum
Dr. Ray Kenneth Drum, 82, of Exton, PA, a dentist in Gettysburg and York, and
professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, died Wednesday, February 1, at the Penn Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, of complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
Born in Ashland, PA, January 2, 1935, he was the son of George and Sarah Shreffler Drum.
Dr. Drum had a distinguished and varied career. A graduate of Ursinus College and the
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, he received post-graduate
certificates from the University of California and the University of the Pacific. His
research focus, Craniomandibular Dysfunction, was funded by the NIH and the
University of Pennsylvania, among others, and he published a number of articles in
medical and dental journals, including The American Academy of Pain Management
Journal, the Journal of Biomedical Research and Biomechanics, and The American
Equilibration Society Journal. Dr. Drum delivered dozens of lectures and papers
throughout the United States and in London, Munich, and Athens. He also practiced
forensic dentistry and served as an expert witness for the Pennsylvania State Police.
A great lover of travel and the natural world, Ray Drum enjoyed hiking with his wife
Alice on the Appalachian Trail, and in Canada, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. A
highlight of his life was a trip to Ireland with his family, including five grandchildren,
three of them under two.
He is survived by his wife, Alice McDannell Drum, and his children and their spouses:
Trevor and Jean Drum, Massachusetts; Alison and Michael Althouse, Maryland; Jessica
and Eric Lindsey, Florida; Greg and Lisa Guise, Michigan; Brent Guise and Melissa
Hess, Gettysburg; Richard and Maureen Guise, Downingtown; Robert and Kerstin Guise, Etters; and Clay and Heather Guise, Michigan. His survivors also include fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Memorial services will take place Saturday, February 11, at 11:00 a.m., at the Prince of Peace Episcopal Church, 20 West High St., Gettysburg, PA. Online condolences may be made at
Memorial donations can be made to the Ray K. and Alice M. Drum United Kingdom
Student Travel Award Fund at Franklin & Marshall College, Box 2004, Lancaster, PA
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20 West High Street
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20 West High Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
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