Richard D. "Jack" Fry, 88, of Monroeville and formerly of Chester, W.Va., died Sunday afternoon, March 9, 2008, in Gaymont Nursing Home in Norwalk.
He was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Norwalk. He recently moved back to his boyhood home on Dogtown Road near Monroeville after having lived in Chester, W.Va., for the last 50 years. He was a 1937 graduate of Bellevue High School. He served in the U.S. Navy and operated a landing craft at the invasion of Normandy during WWII. He worked as a mechanic for O.H. Hill in East Liverpool, Ohio, retiring in 1962. He and his wife were avid golfers, using clubs that he made himself.
He is survived by his sister, Delores Heim of Anchorage, Alaska, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Leota (Gibbs); his parents, A.N. and Iva (Grinstead) Fry; sisters, Doris Herner and Dorothea Krapp; and brothers, Dorwin, Dallas and Douglas.
There will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are entrusted to Morman Funeral Home, Wakeman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's local humane society.
Condolences may be made to mormanfh.com