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Edward Dennis FryFebruary 27, 1926 ~ January 29, 2017 (age 90)
Edward Dennis Fry, 91, formerly of Juniata Gap, Altoona died Sunday January 29, 2017 at Homewood at Martinsburg.
He was born February 27, 1926 in Johnsonburg a son of the late M. Leo and Alice (DeVine) Fry. He married Miriam R. Stoke on June 3, 1961 at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. She preceded him in death May 16, 2000.
Surviving are three children, daughter Lisa A. Fry and her husband James S. Blodis of Juniata Gap; son Edward Leo Fry and his wife Vivian of Martinsburg; son Mark V. Fry of Kennett Square; and granddaughter Rachel R. Fry of West Chester.
Edward was preceded in death by two sisters, Dolores Dawson and Lois French.
Mr. Fry was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Juniata.
He was a 1944 graduate of Altoona High School and attended the original Penn State Campus on the G.I. bill.
Mr. Fry was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving with the 103rd Division, 409th Infantry Regiment where he saw combat in the Rhineland and Central Europe theatres and was awarded the Bronze Star. He then became attached to the 9th Division, 47th Infantry Regiment and became the editor of the regimental newspaper.
He retired as the owner of Fry’s Power Equipment in 1989 after twelve years’ service. He had previously been employed as a service manager by Pitney-Bowes, Philadelphia office, with 28 years’ service.
Edward enjoyed working on his home, reading, cross-word puzzles, and gardening, especially growing tomatoes.
He was a former member of the TIPS club and the SERRA Catholic mens club.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday February 1, 2017 and 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday February 2, 2017 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a vigil service for the deceased will be held.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday February 2, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 900 North Fourth Street, Altoona with Rev. Leo Lynch, celebrant. Committal rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona where military honors will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602.