06-23-2014 - Awesome 'Letter to Editor' article from SUSAN LYNN DROTLEFF DEWEY about her Dad
Letter appeared in June 22, 2014, Salem News, 'Letters to Editor.'
Proud daughter praises her dad
To the editor:
Rite Aid is losing ... the best Pharmacist Rite Aid has ever had. Ed Drotleff is retiring after 52 years of dedicated service.
Graduating from Salem High School in 1958, Ed went to study pharmacy at Ohio Northern University. Passing his state boards in 1962 he started working in Steubenville, Ohio, at what was the People's Drug Store. From there in 1966 he moved his family to East Liverpool, Ohio, to continue to work at People's Drug, where he remained for the next 48 years.
June 13th was the end of a wonderful career. Although the store has changed names several times through the years, Ed's compassion, dedication, and caring nature never changed for his customers. If your life crossed paths with Ed then stop in and wish him a great retirement.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. (Winston Churchill) Ed Drotleff has been giving to this town for 48 years. He has gone out of his way to drop off prescriptions to many who couldn't come in to pick them up. He has answered call after call from people on the line who only want to speak with him. Giving his advice or helping the customer in any way he could, he stayed late many days just to catch up from a busy day.
Ed Drotleff, may you retire knowing you have made a remarkable contribution, and have touched the lives of so many. The community will miss you!
My dad, my hero, and the best role model a girl could ever have. A good husband, an awesome dad, a wonderful grandpa, and an outstanding great-grandpa.
Thank you for everything you have done for all of us.
We love you, congratulations, and have the best retirement ever! The golf course is waiting for you.
SUSAN LYNN DROTLEFF DEWEY,
Moon Township, Pa.