CAROL FRY

Carol Jane (Deal) Fry, 79, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, surrounded by her loving family. Carol fought a long and courageous battle with leukemia for nearly 15 years. She was born September 17, 1937, in Toledo, to Albert W. and Verna M. (Fahle) Deal. She graduated from Lake High School in 1956 and married Raymond Fry on October 25, 1958, in Toledo. Carol was known to the Perrysburg School community as “Ma Fry.” Carol, along with her husband Ray, began their volunteer work in 1972 at that time running a small concession stand for the junior high sports games. From then on, it blossomed into much more. Before long, Carol was working officially as an assistant librarian and media specialist at the high school. She served in that capacity for 21 years. Carol’s work with the school was more than a job, it was about being part of the Perrysburg community. Carol became involved in Perrysburg boosters and athletics programs and didn’t hesitate to “pitch in” when there was a need. All sports, male and female, Carol would be found working at the concessions, ticketing booth and providing snacks and meals to hundreds of student athletes. In addition, Carol served as Matmaid advisor for 18 years. Carol’s life was enriched by the many young people she came to know over the years. Even when not working the games, She could be seen sporting her team’s colors, cheering in the stands, and supporting her beloved Black and Gold to many victories. After Carol’s retirement in 1998, she remained engaged on the Perrysburg sports scene, officially as ticket manager and attending up to nine games in one week. In 2004, Carol and her husband Ray were awarded the Champion for Children Award by the Perrysburg School Board. Honoring them both for more than 30 years of volunteering their time, money and efforts in supporting the students of Perrysburg Athletes. In addition, Carol and husband Ray are honorary lifetime members of the Perrysburg High School Athletic Boosters. Carol would tell you today that it was well worth the time and effort, and the rewards were many. She loved her students, the high school staff and local community. Carol remained dedicated to young people even in her illness, many times watching a variety of sports on TV and she especially liked the Little League World Series. In addition to school activities, she was a 4-H advisor for 12 years. She also enjoyed camping, traveling, bowling and gardening. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family, grandchildren and great-grandchild, whom she loved spending time and making memories with. Along with her husband, Ray, Carol is survived by her children, Howard Fry, Cathy (Bob) Stoldt, Karen (Daryl) Baldwin and Linda Fry; grandchildren, Jessie (Ryan) Seddelmeyer, Jarrid, Emma and Elliot Baldwin, Maria and Brian (Jessie) Stoldt, Samuel Fry and one great-grandchild, Riley Seddelmeyer. She is survived by siblings, Betty Kusian, Beverly Hicks, Sandy Konieczny, Doris (Larry) Lafferty, Jerry (Bonita) Deal, Richard (Marjorie) Deal, Ted (Carol) Deal, Paul (Nancy) Deal, Don (Connie) Deal and Bob (Sue) Deal; brother-in-law, Bob Yard and sisters-in-law, Grace (John) Yard, Mary Alice Fry, Jean Fry and Patricia Fry and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and family members, Ruth and Hank Jabs, Earl Kusian, Paul and Pauline Spencer, James Deal, Marian Hicks, James Fry, Joseph Fry, William and Lila Fry, Mary Yard, dear friend, Kay Slink, and nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends were received on Tuesday, September 5, at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg (419-874-3133). Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 6, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 106 West Plumer Street, Toledo, Ohio, 43605, with Pastor Beth Huener, officiating. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to your favorite charity or the following in the name of Carol Fry: Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 East River Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551 https://asoft9164.accrisoft.com/hospice_nwoh/forms/donate-online-now/ or Perrysburg Schools Foundation, 140 East Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg, OH 43551 http://perrysburgschoolsfoundation.org/donate.html. Condolences may be made online to the family at www.witzlershank.com.

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