James R. Fry


First Posted: 11/17/2011

LimaJames R. Fry, 92, died at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 16, 2011, at his residence.He was born Jan. 8, 1919, in Van Wert, to Dallas and Ruth Brown Fry, who preceded him in death. On Jan. 10, 1948, in Delphos, he married Ruth Brennan. She survives in Lima.Mr. Fry was a graduate of Lima Central High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He retired from Westinghouse Corp. with 37 years of employment.He was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, Lima. His favorite basketball team was the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was a devoted gardener and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.Survivors also include a son, James Thomas (Valerie) Fry, of Lima; a daughter, Sarah (James) Gerleman, of Lima; two granddaughters, Crystal Richardson and Amber Fry; two grandsons, Colton Fry and Caden Fry; two great-grandchildren, Chloe Richardson and Addison George; and several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Fry-Applas.There will be a private family service at Chamerlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Blum will officiate. No visiting hours are scheduled.Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Robert Wheeler, Intrim and St. Rita's Hospice for their care and kindness.