Fry, 88, of 25 Landau Road Danville PA passed away Friday morning, June 21,
2013 at his residence. He was born May 4, 1925 in Danville PA the son of
the late Harry N. and Jennie M. Rudy Fry.
married for 61 years to Bette Fry who preceded him in death
graduated from Danville High School in 1943. He received his Bachelor of
Science degree from Bloomsburg University and his Master’s degree from
Bucknell University. Ray also completed graduate study at Kansas University
and Penn State University.
served in the United States Air Force during World War II where he flew in
the B-17 Flying Fortress in the European area. He was a prisoner of war for
several months after being shot down over Berlin.
was employed by the Big Spring School District in Newville PA for 32 years
as a Business Teacher, Department Head, Principal and Supervisor of
Curriculum and Instruction. He co-authored several research studies for
professional educational magazines.
was a member of the Pine Street Lutheran Church Danville PA. He was a
member of the PA Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,
National Association of Secondary School Principals, Member of Academy of
American Educators, Past President of Phi Delta Kappa –Shippensburg
University Chapter. He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Danville Elks Lodge,
The Danville VFW. He was a member of F & AM Lodge #361 Newville PA and
received his 50 year pin from the Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 F & AM.
survived by his only daughter, Melany Fry Robbins and her husband Robert of
Hatboro PA and two grandsons; Jason and Corey Robbins. and five
surviving are two brothers; Marvin E. Fry and his wife Patricia and Charles
E. Fry and his wife Carolyn, both of Danville PA. He was preceded in death
by one brother, John Fry and his sister-in-law Sue Fry.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA with the Reverend Melody Sell officiating.
Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until the time of service. Burial
will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA. Memorial contributions may
be made to Geisinger Hospice 100 Academy Drive MC-11 Danville PA 17822.