William J. Fry

Born: Fri., Dec. 11, 1925
Died: Mon., Mar. 7, 2011

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William J. Fry, 85, 702 Bennett Circle, Sidney, Ohio died at Wilson Memorial Hospital on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 2:13 AM. He was born December 11, 1925 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to William C. and Ethel M. (McCurry) Fry and they are deceased. He was married on May 15, 1949 to Miriam Heeter and she survives along with one daughter, Bobbie Anne Fry of Portage, Michigan. Mr. Fry was a 1943 graduate of Burham, Pennsylvania High School and then entered the United States Navy Reserves from 1943 to 1946. He went to Cornell University and was a 1948 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He worked in the steel industry and also the automative and refrigeration industry and retired from management from the Copeland Corporation in Sidney in 1989 after 30 years of employment. He was a member of the Sidney First Presbyterian Church where he had been a deacon, elder and church trustee. He was a lifetime member of the Elks, American Legion, supporter and active Sidney-Shelby County YMCA member and active Wilson Hospital Foundation member. He had been a long time member of the Sunset Sidney Kiwanis Club and current member of the Sidney Noon Kiwanis club. He enjoyed golf and bowling. He was a substitute teacher for the Shelby County Schools and a longtime AARP instructor. He was also on the Area Aging Advisory Council. He was a former City of Sidney councilman, Clinton township trustee and a volunteer mediator with Sidney Municipal Court. A memorial service will be held at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Amos Chapel, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at a later date at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dorothy Love Life Care Fund, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the memorial service. Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney is handling the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the Fry family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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Polly Griffis Boone

Dear Bobbie, I am so sorry for your loss. Take care, Polly and Daniel

Dianna Gariety Burner

Dear Mrs Fry and Bobbie, So sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful and caring man. He will be missed. Keeping you in our prayers and thoughts.

Diana Andrews Neumann

Bobbi and Mrs. Fry, I read about your loss today. I know you will have each other to rely on during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Paula Coder

Dear Mrs. Fry and Bobbie, Bill was a wonderful man and will be very much missed. We worked out together at Dorothy Love and became good friends. I miss him and will keep you in my prayers. May God bless you both. Paula

Dick Barhorst

Dear Miriam and Family, I would like to express my sympathy for the loss of your husband. I am in Florida and will not be able to attend the funeral. I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Bill at Copeland since 1969. He was always a pleasure to know and work with all of those years. Both of you will be in my prayers and thoughts.

judy and Lew Blackford

So sorry for the family of Bill Fry. Bill was involved in his community and worked to make it a better place to live and work. Penn State will also miss Bill. God bless Bill. He will be missed.

Ralph W. Rose

I am so sorry about your father's passing. I have known about it since he passed away but I have been hesitant to attempt to contact you personally to .find out where he is interred. He and I have had some communications in his latter years and I would like to visit his resting place to pay my respects You may respond at my email address if you are willing to share that with me. Thanks..