James L. Fry, age 94, of Hilltop Rd., W. Salem Twp., passed away Thursday morning, August 4, 2016 in Sharon Regional Health System. 

Mr. Fry was born in Greenville on April 4, 1922 to Henry J. and Sarah Frances (DuMars) Fry.  Jim served in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1943-1946 and he retired as the Assistant Superintendent from Greenville Steel Car Co. in 1983 after forty-one years of employment.  He was a past member of American Legion Post #140 and during the 1960's and 70's he had been active with the W. Salem Twp. V.F.D.  Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman and held membership with the N.R.A. 

On February 20, 1942 he married the former Alice L. Evans, she passed away on December 23, 2003.  Survivors include a daughter, Brenda M. Ramp and her husband Robert of Greenville, a son, Edward L. Fry, Sr. and his wife Sherry of Greenville, five grandchildren, Kimberly A. Fry-Duncan, Tammie M. Ross, Edward L. Fry, Jr., Darcie D. Smith, and Stacy N. Werder, ten great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, an infant son, James L. Fry, Jr., a great-great grandson, Brenton Shackleford, and four brothers and four sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852.



  1. 1965 Classmate, Darlinda Jones McDonald 1965 Classmate, Darlinda Jones McDonald
    August 7, 2016    

    To Ed & Sherry, I never met your father but I am sure he was a very fine man as he raised a good son. My condolences to all the family.

  2. Jim Bartholomew Jim Bartholomew
    August 8, 2016    

    Sorry for your loss Ed.
    You spoke of your father often and the great times you had together.
    I know how good of care you provided him and it will be a great loss but you will always have the memories.
    my condolences,
    Jim Bartholomew

  3. John Hosick John Hosick
    August 8, 2016    

    Very sorry for your loss
    Hosick Family

  4. Karen Brest Karen Brest
    August 8, 2016    

    Dear Ed & Sherry & Family
    I have some nice memories @your parents home & so sorry for your loss.

  5. Bob and Yvonne Brossette Bob and Yvonne Brossette
    August 8, 2016    

    Dear Ed and Sherry and Family,

    Yvonne and I send you our deepest sympathies on your loss. Ed, I remember you speaking of your Dad very fondly and how he was on the roof during repairs at such a advanced age! I know you will miss him and pray your grief will be replaced with great memories of his time with you

  6. Lon and Anne Dawes Lon and Anne Dawes
    August 9, 2016    

    Ed & Brenda families, Jim brought much to West Salem commuity and was a favorite when we lived in Hilltop Rd neighborhood. We pray your hearts are comforted by “Him” during this season of your loss.

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