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William Rodger (Bill) Fry, Jr.

William Rodger (Bill) Fry, Jr.

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William Rodger (Bill) Fry, Jr., of Enola, PA, passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born on November 30, 1948, in Enola, PA, he was the son of William R. Fry, Sr. and the late Kathryn J. Fry.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Mary E. (Miller) Fry; daughter, Alicia J.L. Fry; son, William R. Fry III (Missy); 4 grandchildren: Marcus W. LaGrassa, Mya E.L. LaGrassa, Brad Thomas, and Tyler Thomas and (Nikki); sister, Alice E. Leiby; brother-in-law, Richard K. Miller (Judy),  brother-in-law, John E. Miller (Mirjana), sister-in-law, Rebecca A. Susavidge (Bryan), 22 nieces and nephews; and 23 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis M. Fry.

Bill was a 1966 graduate of East Pennsboro High School, attended Shippensburg University, Charter member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Graduate of Upper Iowa University in 2005.

Bill worked as a Block Operator for the Pennsylvania Railroad, and retired as a Deputy Treasurer for Cumberland County, former East Pennsboro Commissioner and President of the East Pennsboro Lions Club.

Since his retirement, he enjoyed spending time at the Front Street Diner, Harrisburg where he was the unofficial greeter to everyone and his hobbies included music and watching trains. He was an avid Oakland Raiders fan.

But, his favorite pastime of 47 years was being Santa at various Malls, Chocolate World, and Hershey Park.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Enola Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 22 Salt Rd., Enola, PA 17025.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the church. Luncheon will follow service.

Burial will be private.

Memorial donations to his church, American Diabetes Asso. American Heart Asso. American Cancer Asso.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Fry family.


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  1. Bill was one of my roommates and fraternity brothers in college. His obituary mentions his love for music and I can attest to that as he and I enjoyed the many records he brought to college for our entertainment. One in particular I will always remember is the Snoopy and the Red Baron song. If my memory serves me, Bill knew one of the band members for that song–so it had a special place in his heart. In the 1990’s, his son Will and my son were classmates at East Pennsboro. Will played football and my son was in the band so for every football game we usually connected with each other in the bleachers. I am so glad that Bill and I were able to reconnect at our fraternity alumni picnic this past summer. Hopefully Bill has been reunited with other fraternity brothers that have departed for our Chapter Celestial; and, heaven now has a great Santa Claus . One more AEKDB from your fraternity. Eternal rest and peace my friend.

  2. Friday nights at the diner just won’t be the same anymore. Bill, Mary & I would go for dinner since John died. Bill would joke I was his #2 wife.
    Caring sweet man! Will miss his dry humor, there is 9 broiled scallops, baked potato & salad waiting for you up there.
    Love, Nancy Sullivan

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