Harry Junior Fry, 87, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at his home on Seminole Island.
He was born June 18, 1930, in Morrow County, the first child of Harry Leroy and Mary Elizabeth Shira Fry.
He went to school in Mount Vernon, where he graduated from high school. He entered the United States Army in May 1951, served as a cable splicer and was discharged in 1953, having attained the rank of private first class. He then worked in the telephone industry in various locations until arriving in 1975 at the Bellefontaine offices of what was then United Telephone, where he oversaw the construction crews. He retired in 1992.
He had been a very avid bowler up to the week of his death and could frequently be found at T-P Lanes in Bellefontaine. He enjoyed baking bread for his friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed using his John Deere tractor to help around the neighborhood, mowing, clearing snow and helping with yardwork.
On March 6, 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Theresa Ann Moloney. Theresa preceded him in death in May 2012.
He is survived by his children, Mary (Charles) Jutte and Harry (Nancy) Fry; four grandchildren, Nick (Liz Vara) Jutte, Tim (Saille Murray) Jutte, Melanie (Stephen) Wilush and Emily (David) Skowronski; one great grandchild, Caroline Wilush; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert.
Memorial services begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Shoffstall Funeral Home, 205 S. Main St., Lakeview, with visitation one hour prior.
Memorial contributions may be given in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.
Condolences can be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.