Charles H. Frey, 96, painter, paperhanger, enjoyed auctions, singing, volunteering

By on April 19, 2017

Charles H. Frey, 96, of Akron, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Neffsville to the late Donatus and Nora (Reidenbaugh) Frey, and was the husband of Berniece E. (Miley) Frey, who died in 2013.

He was a member of Sonlight Bible Church. Charles was a self-employed painter and wall paper hanger. He enjoyed auctions, antiquing, and volunteering at Heart of Lancaster for many years. He also had a strong faith and a passion for music and singing.

Charles is survived by a son: Charles H. Frey Jr.; four daughters: Audrey, wife of Randy Fitzgerald; Bonnie, wife of Larry Fisher; Berniece Stewart; and Cynthia Frey; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers: Elmer, Robert and Richard; and two sisters: Mae and Helen.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. Ninth St., Akron. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 20, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with Pastor Mike Nolt officiating. Interment will take place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Charles’s memory may be made to Sonlight Bible Church, 2501 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 1760.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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