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Kenneth Richard Frey

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On February 22, 2016 @ 4:24 pm In Obituaries | 11 Comments

Kenneth Richard Frey, 89 of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Lancaster General Hospital.  He is the beloved husband of Joanne Kreider Frey with whom he shared over 65 years of marriage.

Born July 16, 1926 in Paradise, PA, he was the son of the late Jacob and Phoebe Lehman Frey.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons: Kevin, married to Marcia, Lancaster; Mark, married to Judy, Lancaster; and Chris, companion of Jane Kring, Bernville.

He has 6 grandchildren: Eric, Adam, Linda, Alex, Amanda, (married to Jeremy Addison) and Michael; and three great-grandchildren: Delaney, Kinley and Avery.

Ken spent ten years at the Hershey Industrial School (now Milton Hershey School) graduating in 1944.  Milton Hershey and his generosity were the inspiration and pride of Ken’s life.

Ken served in the Army, having been the last man drafted from Lancaster County following World War II.

He was a self-employed contractor in both carpentry and drywall, retiring in 1989.  Retirement brought years of enjoyment marketing nutritional supplements, traveling, gardening and cooking.

Ken was a 60-year active Charter Member of Community United Methodist Church (formerly Community EUB), Lancaster.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service in Community United Methodist Church, 130 Tennyson Drive, Lancaster, PA on Friday, February 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.   The family will greet friends on Friday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Conestoga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Ken’s name to Community UM Church. 130 Tennyson Drive, Lancaster, PA  17602

Condolences for the family of “Kenneth Richard Frey”

Condolence from Barbara Ziesemer on February 23rd, 2016 6:22 am

Dear Joanne,

May you feel His arms around you and feel comforted that Ken ran his race well. I am unable to attend the service but our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. May God continue to bless you.
Barbara Ziesemer

Condolence from Kathy Fabrizi on February 23rd, 2016 7:03 am

Chief, I’m sorry for your family’s loss. May he rest in peace. God Bless

Condolence from Diane & Naseer on February 23rd, 2016 7:40 am

Dearest Mark, Joanne and the entire Frey Family~

It breaks my heart hearing the news of Ken’s passing. What a man! His warmth, gentle spirit, wise words and kind heart are well-remembered. He’s missed.

I remember Ken’s hospitality, always welcoming and making things easy and light. Oh, and his laugh! I loved his laugh! It was easy-flowing and hearty! I can almost hear it now.

In this very sad time, I smile warmly thinking of Ken — as he was a man of deep seeded peacefulness. Knowing he lived a life of such sincerity and gentleness, giving of himself, being there, and always doing the right thing — I feel peace.

I hope and pray that each of you who are hurting today, missing this great man terribly, know that he touched so many lives…and because of his goodness, his spirit truly lives on.

Sincere thoughts and prayers to you all.

In peace,
Diane & Naseer Ahmed-Olson

Condolence from Celeste Shank on February 23rd, 2016 7:52 am

Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to Mrs. Frey, His son’s, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
I’m blessed to have known Mr. Frey through his son Chris for more than 30 years.
His son Chris went to school with my brother in-law, first husband. Amanda went to school with my girls.
I wasn’t lucky enough to know him on deep personal level. Fortunate to know him. He was always kind and sweet and oh that smile. What GENTLEMAN !!!!!
Years later, when going by the house would beep and he’d wave. I am sure he was beeped at a lot and waved often.
From time to time if he’d be out gardening, I’d stop to chat and to see how he and the family were doing. Many years later he would still remember my name.
I was very fortunate to know this kind man. Rest in Peace Mr. Frey, you will never be forgotten.

Condolence from Paulette Olson DeLeonardo on February 23rd, 2016 10:10 am


It was a pleasure knowing Ken and my heart aches for you and your family. Please know you will remain in our prayers.

Condolence from Mike and Lois Ann Reed on February 23rd, 2016 11:50 am

Our sincerest sympathy to the Frey family. Ken was a joy to know. He and Joanne always made us feel welcome and loved. We know that Ken was so proud of his children. He was loved by so many and made happy in his faith and family. Take comfort in knowing he is home.

Condolence from Erik and Kristin Schmidt on February 23rd, 2016 12:32 pm

Mark and family-

Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Denise Frey on February 23rd, 2016 9:00 pm

Ken was a great example of a man that had all the qualities that most woman are looking for. He had such respect and reverence for his love of his life, JoAnne Kreider Frey. I will miss him and continue to pray for JoAnne to help her with this grief. She has wonderful boys that I am sure will be there when she needs it..Ken taught them well. And the boys wives will be a saving grace. Will keep Kevin, Marcia, Mark, Judy, Chris, Jane and all the grand children in my prayers as it is hard to lose someone so close. Rest in comfort Kenneth, knowing that JoAnne will be taken care of until she meets up with you again. Miss you….

Condolence from Betsy South on February 24th, 2016 10:57 am

Aunt Joanne,
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Ken. He was an amazing man and was loved by all of us. He will be greatly missed! He is now in heaven with my mom and dad which brings me comfort. I still can remember his smile and how he always made us laugh as children. I was very luck to have Uncle Ken as my god father and you as my god mother. We all lost a great man. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. We love you and miss you. From the Doster family!

Condolence from Ann Shenk Wenger on February 24th, 2016 11:43 pm

Deepest sympathies to the family of Ken Frey. Ken and Joanne were dear friends to my late parents, Harold and Barbara, and were encouraging to our family in our care-giving for them. Memories of Ken go back to my earliest childhood when Ken and Dad worked together in construction, and then in health supplements. They were true friends. Prayer for all of you in your sorrow.

Condolence from David Crouse on February 26th, 2016 8:42 am

Dear Joanne, Kevin, Mark, Chris and the entire Frey family,
I want to express my condolences to you all. In this sorrowful time, May the love of family and strength of friends comfort you.

God bless you all.

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