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Eugene Driker, 85, of Detroit, Michigan, died after sunset on 29 September 2022.


The Funeral was held at Temple Emanu-El, 14450 W 10 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237 on Sunday, 02 October 2022 at 10:30 AM. Rabbi Matthew Zerwekh and Cantorial Soloist Kelly Onickel officiated. Click here to watch a video of the recorded service.


Family members include:
His devoted and cherished wife of 63 years, Elaine Driker. His beloved children Elissa (Jay Zerwekh) Driker and Stephen (Jennifer) Driker and his son-in-law Perry Ohren. His treasured grandchildren Charlie, Caleb, Rebecca, Sophie, and Emma, who knew him as Zeyde.


Eugene was the son of the late Charles and and the late Frances Driker. He was the brother of the late Ruth Driker (Irv) Kroll and the late Jack (Trudy) Driker.


Eugene is also survived by a loving circle of extended family and a world of friends.


Eugene’s two great loves were his family and his work. His contributions to cultural and philanthropic institutions and his dedication to the legal profession were matched by his heartfelt devotion to his wife, children, grandchildren, extended family and close friends. His generous spirit and wry humor will be missed by all who knew him.


It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Eugene Driker may do so by making a contribution to:
Eugene Driker Endowed Scholarship in Law at Wayne State University
5475 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2275
Click to Visit Charity Website


The Driker Family Fund for College Students at The Yiddish Book Center
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Click to Visit Charity Website