James H. Fry, M.D., age 93, of Park Manor Drive, Jamestown, passed away Monday August 1, 2016 in Whitecliff Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Fry was born May 13, 1923 at home in West Shenango Twp. to John R. and Hazel A. (Snodgrass) Fry.  He married Madolyn (Biery) Fry on June 26, 1948, she preceded him in death.  He graduated from Jamestown High School 1941, Thiel College 1944, and Temple University School of Medicine in 1948. 

James served one year of internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee and finished his residency training Psychiatry and Neurology, 1957 at Cleveland Psychiatric Institute and Hospital.  He and a psychologist associate established The Psychology Development Center, Inc., which offered medical services for 50 years to Parma Heights, Ohio and surrounding communities. He retired in 2005 at age 82.

In 1953, during the Korean Conflict he was drafted into the U.S. Army and after finishing medical basic training was transferred to the U.S. Navy and stationed for two years at the U.S. Marine Recruit Training Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. During the latter part of his tour he was officer in Charge of The Psychiatric Observation unit which was a program to discharge recruits unfit for military service. 

James was of the Protestant faith.  He was a former member of the National Rifle Association, the American Medical Association, Ohio Medical Society, Cleveland Academy of Medicine, and a life member of the American Psychiatric Association, 20 year member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 7-5 Cleveland and commander, life member of the U.S. Power Squadrons, Cleveland Squadron, commander in 1982, commander of district 7, USPS in 1990 which consisted of thirteen squadrons in PA, OH, and WV. The United States Power Squadrons is a fraternal boating association whose mission is to safely check boats and teach boating safety classes to members and the public.  The family were members of the South Shore Cruising Club which was a trailer boat club and he was Commodore in 1977. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, building boats, working with wood including making gun stocks, traveling on vacations, teaching boating classes and using his boat, but most of all being with his family. 

He is survived by a daughter, Anne Fry of Jamestown, a son, James H. Fry, Jr. of Kinsman, OH, a granddaughter, Kate Fry of Kinsman, OH.

There are no services or visitation hours and cremation was chosen. Inurnment of cremains will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA.



  1. Joni Biery Joni Biery
    August 3, 2016    

    Jim, Annie, and Kate So very sorry for your loss. Uncle Jim was a great man and he will be sadly missed. I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have of Uncle Jim and Aunt Madolyn. xoxoxoxo

  2. Joe, Susan,TJ Biery Jr Joe, Susan,TJ Biery Jr
    August 4, 2016    

    Anne, Jim and Kate. Sorry for your loss. My families thoughts and prayers are with you. I always enjoyed my time with Uncle Jim and Aunt Madolyn. Especially leaning to swim at the boat dock on Pymatuning Lake. Uncle Jim was one of my inspirations for going into the medical field

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
    August 4, 2016    

    Jimmy & Anne ~
    Your dad was an wonderful man. I only have the best memories of both your mom & dad. My childhood was filled with so many good times at our house and your house. Always remember your dad working late and we would have dinner down over the hill in that little gazebo in the summer. I think of you all today with a smile in my heart. Wishing you peace and comfort. xoxo

  4. Pam Biery-Jaynes Pam Biery-Jaynes
    August 4, 2016    

    Oops ~ Didn’t leave my name on the previous condolence. Thought I would identify the mystery- signer!

  5. JSB JSB
    August 5, 2016    

    Jim and Anne
    So sorry to hear. Time spent with your family are some of the best memories of my life. You’re blessed to have had a father like Jim. As always, if you need anything Jimmy, I’m just a phone call away brother.

  6. Bill & Nanette Biery Bill & Nanette Biery
    August 6, 2016    

    Jim & Anne:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a great guy. I always looked forward to their visits. They just don’t make folks like your parents anymore.

  7. Mike and Debbie Petcher Mike and Debbie Petcher
    August 22, 2016    

    Jim and Anne,

    So very sorry about your dad. We have so many great memories of time spent with your family, and will always remember your mom and dad’s willingness to share your home on Elsmere, give a ride to the stable, invite the neighborhood kids into your pool (back in the day), and of course the many visits to the Crow’s Nest. In recent years your dad was a real trooper, sending us handwritten Christmas cards each year to let us know how the Frys were doing. He will be sorely missed. RIP Dr. Jim, and Madolyn as well. Truly fine people.

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