Cecil Toland Draper

September 2, 1921 - March 12, 2013
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Cecil Toland Draper, of El Cerrito, passed away March 12, 2013 at the age of 91. Born September 2, 1921 in Tollette, AR, Cecil was raised there before relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area in his early 20’s, where he resided for the rest of his life. Cecil was best known for his unrelenting dedication to educating mathematics students for 40 years as a professor at the College of Alameda. He was a genuine aficionado of jazz music, and last surviving charter member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Berkeley Chapter, Gamma Phi Lambda. Cecil was loved by many for his sense of humor, gregarious personality, and resonant voice & laughter.

Cecil was preceded in death by his former wife Evelyn Dolores Draper and daughter, Djuanique Cyran Draper. He is survived by his daughter, Yulauncz Jevelle Draper of San Francisco.

Services will be held in his honor on Tuesday, March 19, 11:30am at Sunset View Mortuary, top of Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito. Viewing will be held the night prior, Monday, March 18, 6pm to 8pm. SUNSET VIEW MORTUARY Tel. (510) 525-5111

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Date: Monday, March 18, 2013

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 am

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time: 11:30 am

Sunset View Cemetery Association


101 Colusa Avenue, El Cerrito, CA, 94530


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Born: September 2, 1921
Died: March 12, 2013

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Lee Owens posted on 6/19/14

Please accept my condolences on the passing of C. Toland Draper. I have a few WWII photos of Cecil in uniform that I would like to give to his family. These photos were in the possession of a Lane College classmate, who has also passed away.