Paul Fry


EDON -- Paul J. Fry, 83, of Edon, Ohio, died at 4:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio, where he was a patient.

Mr. Fry was a 1948 graduate of Edon High School and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He had been employed by the Aro Corporation in Bryan, Ohio, retiring with 45 years of service. Paul was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee, Ohio, and Knights of Columbus Council 3883 in Blakeslee, was an avid bowler and collector of farm toys and was a member of Edon American Legion Post 662.

Paul J. Fry was born on December 22, 1930, in Edon, Ohio, the son of Gearhart Nicholas "G.H." and Pauline A. (Steffes) Fry. He married Mary Ida Hartley on November 26, 1953, in Edgerton, Ohio, and she survives.

Survivors also include two daughters, Kathleen (Brian) Dunkle of Edgerton, Ohio, and Melissa (Spencer) Zeedyk of Davidson, North Carolina; two sons, Paul J. (Pamela) Fry, Jr. and Donald D. (Shelly) Fry, both of Bryan; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Carl Fry of Archbold, Ohio, Roy (Peggy) Fry of Swanton, Ohio, Virgil Fry of Bryan, and Alfred (Mary Ellen) Fry of Wapakoneta, Ohio.

Services for Paul J. Fry will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Blakeslee, with Father Frederick Duschl officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with graveside military rites conducted by Bryan VFW Post 2489. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Krill Funeral Home, Edon, with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m.

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