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Marvin E. Fry


March 10, 2017


Marvin E. Fry, 90, a lifelong Danville area resident,  passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at his residence.  He was born January 28, 1927 in Danville PA the son of the late Harry N. and Jennie M. Rudy Fry. 

Marvin would have been married 63 years this Sunday, March 12 to the love of his life, Patricia B. Reilly whom he adored.   They were married on March 12, 1954. 

He graduated from Danville High School in 1946.  Marvin attended the Horological Institute in Pittsburgh PA, becoming a watchmaker/jeweler. 

Marvin served his country in the United States Navy as an Aviation Machinistís Mate 3-C during World War II. 

He was employed by Danville State Hospital for 38 years as a Canteen Manager, from where he retired in 1984.  Marvin was then employed part-time at the Guard House at Merck and Company as a contract Guard for 15 years, retiring in 1999.  In addition, he served his community repairing watches, jewelry and clocks. 

Marvin was a member of Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church.  His other memberships included Friendship Fire Company, Goodwill Fire Company, Danville Elks, Danville Moose, American Legion Post 40, Danville-Mahoning Lodge #224 F & AM, and the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg PA. 

He enjoyed cruises, bowling, flying as private pilot and especially enjoyed spending time at the Goodwill Hunting Club. Marvin was a loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, tenderhearted and kind man who was loved deeply by his family and friends.  

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son; Mark Fry and one daughter, Holly Berkey and her husband Tim; all of Danville PA; and three grandchildren; Tyler, Trevor and Troy Patterson.  Also surviving is one brother; Charles E. Fry and his wife Carolyn of Danville PA.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Marvin was preceded in death by three brothers; Kenneth Miller, John Fry and Ray Fry. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:30 AM at Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 West Mahoning Street Danville PA with his pastor, the Reverend Dr. Lois Martin officiating.  Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville PA where military rites will be accorded.  Friends will be received from 9:30 AM until 11:15 AM at which time Masonic services will be held.    

The family will provide flowers. Memorial Contributions in Marvinís memory may be made to either Friendship Fire Company 111 Ferry Street Danville PA 17821 or Goodwill Fire Company 407 Center Street Danville PA 17821.

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