Daryl R. Fry, 70, veteran, 50-year Pioneer member

By on March 20, 2013

Daryl R. Fry, 70, of Ephrata, passed away at home Saturday, March 16, 2013. He was the husband of Bonnie A. (Hoffman) Fry and son of the late Ralph A. and Mary B. (Bishop) Fry.

Daryl was a member of the Ephrata Pioneer Volunteer Fire Company for over 50 years. He had served as deputy chief, second assistant chief, captain, and lieutenant for the fire company. He was also a member of the Lancaster County Fireman’s Association, the Ephrata Fire Police, and Special Police for the Borough of Ephrata.

A U.S. Air Force Veteran, Daryl was a Life Member of the Cloister Post 429 American Legion in Ephrata.

Daryl was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Ephrata, where he was an Elder and Sunday School superintendent.

From 1965 to 1989, Daryl was employed at RCA in Lancaster. He then had his own packaging company, called DRF Packaging, from 1992 until 2000. He later worked as a security guard at Ephrata Hospital and most recently was employed at Weis Market in Ephrata.

Daryl was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

In addition to his wife, Bonnie, he is survived by a daughter: Debra S., wife of Stephen Lowry of Bear, Del; a son: Dean S., husband of Jennifer (Marsh) Fry of Denver; four grandchildren; one step-grandson; one step-great-grandson; and a sister: Deanna, wife of the Rev. Dr. C. William Wealand of Daytona, Fla.

A viewing was held March 20 at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata. A second viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 21 at Bethany UCC, 140 E. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522 followed by the funeral service with the Rev. William LaSalle officiating. Place of interment will be Lincoln Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Daryl’s memory to Bethany UCC at the above address or, to the Ephrata Pioneer Fire Co., 135 S. State St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

To offer your condolences, visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com.

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