WOOSTER – Earl D. FRY, 85, of Wooster, went to be with his beloved saviour on Thursday, October 25, 2012. He was born January 13, 1927 in Holmesville, the son of Otis and Ethel Heidi Fry. He married Helen Topovski in April of 1948. She survives. Earl graduated from Holmesville High School at the end of 1944 and enlisted in the Army in January of 1945. After basic training in the Infantry at Camp Blanding Florida, he was sent to the South Pacific where he served for 13 months with the 902 Field Artillery Unit of the 77th Division in Hokkaido, Japan. Following this, Earl served with the 12th Calvary in Yokahoma, Japan until his return home in December 1946. After the war, he worked in all areas of construction for many years. Earl loved building and enjoyed helping all his children and his brothers with their homes. In June of 2011, Earl was privileged to take part in the Honor Flight to Washington, DC recognizing World War II veterans. Earl was a faithful member of the West Hill Baptist Church where his faith in the Lord grew stronger everyday. Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years are his children, Karen (Bill) Lehner, Brenda (Bob) Fravel, Jane (Mike) Reynolds and Nancy Winn; 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, a brother, Kenneth (Phyllis) Fry and a sister-in-law, Norma Fry. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Carl and Frank Fry and sister-in-law, Bernice Fry. Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 5-7:00 p.m. A celebration of Earl’s life will be held at the West Hill Baptist Church, 2241 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Wingate officiating. Burial will follow in the Wooster Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 in memory of Earl D. Fry.
Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Hill Baptist Church
Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home