George R. Fry, 67

NOV. 8, 1943-JULY 17, 2011

July 18, 2011
  • George R. Fry
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George Richard Fry, 67, of Hancock, Md., died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Western Maryland Health System, Cumberland, Md.

Born Nov. 8, 1943, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late James J. and Clara Hanna Fry, and husband of Barbara L. Donahoe Fry of Hancock, whom he married Nov. 6, 1971.

He was a machine operator for Cosmo Films in Hagerstown, Md., and had been employed with Pittman’s Market in Hancock.

He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock, and was a 1961 graduate of Flintstone High School.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Vietnam.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Monica L. Fry and Melissa L. Shives, both of Hancock, and Stephanie Knab and husband, Jeff, of Columbia, Md. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Erin and Alisa Shives, and Matthew, Erica, Briana and OIivia Knab.  

He was preceded in death by one brother, James Fry Jr.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, Hancock. The Rev. John Lombardi will be celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Grove Funeral Home, Hancock, Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m.

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