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Harry Robert Frey

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 1, 2013 @ 4:09 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

Harry Robert Frey passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Homestead Village Retirement Community, Lancaster, PA in his eightieth year, following a long illness with Parkinson’s disease. He was married to Beryl Catherine Frey for forty nine years.

Born October 24, 1932 in Millersville, PA, Harry was the son of the late John Henry and Ruth Parmer Frey. He attended the Penn Manor School District in Lancaster and graduated from Titusville High School in Titusville, Pennsylvania. He then went on to study at Penn State University, where he graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1959. He then pursued a long and illustrious career in the field of research and development, specifically with the television and color picture tube division at RCA, where he was the holder of numerous patents. He continued this field of endeavor working for General Electric and then later for Thompson Electric in a career that spanned forty years.
Not one to be idle in retirement, Harry became the co-owner, with his wife, of the Ephrata Self-Service Laundromat during the 1990’s.

Harry had many and varied interests throughout his lifetime as evidenced by his earning a pilot’s license in the 1970’s and being a longstanding member of the Century Flying Club. He held membership in the Lancaster University Club and was a Life Member of the Elks Club of Lancaster. For many years, he enjoyed membership in three local dance clubs, most recently the Couples Dance Club and before that participated in both the Unwind and the Caper Dance Clubs.
When his boys were growing up, he was a Cub Scout Leader for 11 years. His civic involvement also included serving as a Lancaster Township auditor in the 1980’s and 90’s.

His being a wine enthusiast further evidenced Harry’s versatility, and for many years he enjoyed making his own wine and sharing it with friends. Though quiet and unassuming by nature, Harry had the respect and companionship of many friends, whom he enjoyed entertaining in his backyard with his grilling skills or partnering with at the bridge table. His wit and dry sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him.

In addition to his wife Beryl, Harry is survived by two sons, Brian, husband of Patricia of Morristown, NJ and Randolph, husband of Viviane of São Paulo, Brazil. His grandchildren Emily Anne Frey and Evan Scott Frey also survive. Other survivors include his brother Glenn, husband of Beverly of Albuquerque, NM and sister Loretta Frey Bloomquist, wife of Jack of Syracuse, NY.

Friends and family are invited to attend Harry’s Life Celebration Memorial Service on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602. Family will also be receiving friends beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home until the time of the service. Interment will follow the memorial service at the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery on 435 Manor Avenue, Millersville, PA.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make a contribution in Harry’s name to one of the following charitable organizations in no particular order of preference: Homestead Village Endowment Fund c/o Homestead Village, 1800 Marietta Avenue, P.O. Box 3227, Lancaster, PA 17604; National Parkinson Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018; or Hospice & Community Care at P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Condolences for the family of “Harry Robert Frey”

Condolence from Jeff Stauffer, Ephrata National Bank on March 3rd, 2013 9:22 am

I remember Harry as a soft spoken gentleman. It was my pleasure to know him. My prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Bob and Brenda Newswanger on March 3rd, 2013 10:55 am

Dear Beyrl and family,
You have our most sincere sympathies in the loss of Harry. You and your extended family have always meant so much to my family over the years leaving us too many fond memories to list here. But know that you all are thought of fondly.
Unfortunatley, We will not be able to attend Harry’s services on Wednesday, but know that we will be there in our hearts and minds.
Please extend our sympathies to your sons and their families, Glen and Beverly, and Loretta and Jack for us.
Again, our deepest sympathies and
and thoughts to you and your’s from us.
God’s blessings always,
Bob and Brenda

Condolence from Vicky Frey Russell on March 3rd, 2013 12:29 pm

Dear Beryl and family:
Harry and I share the same grandfather, Harry Kline Frey, Sr. I was sorry to read of Harry’s passing in the Sunday News. Although I’ve never met him, Harry is in the family tree at http://www.myheritage.com. If you would like an invitation to visit the family tree which includes 1,500 people, please email me at VLRUSSELL3@MSN.COM. My prayers go out to Beryl, Brian, Randolph, Glen and LuEtta “Sissy”… and of course, the spouses. I send you my deepest sympathies for your loss. -Vicky Frey Russell (717) 581-1167.

Condolence from Arlene Jarvis on March 3rd, 2013 8:38 pm

Dear Beryl and families, my deepest sympathies. God be with you and may HE give you the strength to endue these days.
Harry is no longer struggling w/his poor
health, and shall be at peace w/God.
In friendship, and w/many hugs, Arlene J

Condolence from Sandy Frey on March 5th, 2013 9:06 am

I was so sorry to learn of Harry’s passing. I am keeping you, Brian, Randy, & their families in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Marie and Rick Killian on March 5th, 2013 4:15 pm

Dear Beryl and family, We are sorry for your loss and wanted to extend our sympathy. Harry’s obituary showed he enjoyed a full and meaningful life. You and he are such great friends with my parents and they have expressed having so many wonderful times with the both of you. Though his last years were difficult his passing must be difficult.May God and memories of Harry give you comfort.

Condolence from Paul and Marie Long on March 6th, 2013 7:31 am

Beryl, we sadly extend our condolences to you and the family. We value the times we shared with you and Harry. He was a true gentleman and his warmth and compassion will be greatly missed.

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