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Dennis Patrick Fries

July 7, 1950 — March 29, 2019

Dennis Patrick Fries, age 68, of Dushore, PA, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 at home with his loving family at his side.

 

          Denny was born July 7, 1950, a son of the late Leo Donald and Mary Margaret Scanlin Fries.  He attended St. Basil’s High School until it closed in 1966, and graduated from the Sullivan County High School, a member of the class of 1968.

 

          He graduated from the Rex Cataldo Barber School in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and interned at Joe Kelly’s Barber Shop in Mildred, PA.

 

          He entered the United States Army on March 16, 1970, serving in the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on October 21, 1971. In 1972, he began working at DuPont Co., in Towanda, PA, from which he retired in 2013, after 41 years of service.

 

          He was a very active member of St. Basil’s church, Dushore, PA, where he was involved with all parish activities.  He was the superintendent of St. Basil’s Cemetery from 2007 to 2016.  He maintained the cemetery and parish grounds in an immaculate condition.  When not caring for the cemetery, he worked at Fitzpatrick and Lambert, Inc., shuttling automobiles to and from their customers and going to the car auctions.  Even after stepping down as superintendent, he continued mowing St. Francis Cummiskey Cemetery in Wilmot throughout 2018. He was also active in the Dushore Ambulance and Fire Company for many years.

 

          Denny was a member of St. John Neumann Council #12406, Knights of Columbus, and a member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, PA.

 

He was a loving father and grandfather and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan. He enjoyed snowmobiling in NY State with friends and attending Minor League Baseball games. He also liked classic cars. 

 

 

Surviving:

 

Son:

David (Tiffany) Fries                               Dushore, PA

 

Daughter:

Nicole (Nicholas) Lutz                             Shavertown, PA

 

Sisters:

Mary Jo Dunn                                                    Tallahassee, FL

Nancy (Mike) McMahon                         Dushore, PA

 

Grandchildren:

Lila Fries

Madden Fries

Novaly Fries

Abbott Lutz

 

Nieces:

Jennifer (Bryan) Cureton

Erin (Joel) Dietz

 

Nephews:

Philip Dunn

Gregory (Aimee) Dunn

Ryan (Angela) McMahon

 

Great nieces:

Ayla Miller

Alexis Dietz

Anna Cureton

Mary Catherine Cureton

Kyla Dunn

Kelsey Dunn

Isabella McMahon

 

Great nephews:
          Ethan Miller

Carson Dietz

Tyler Cureton

Bradley Dunn

 

 

          He was predeceased by a sister:  Margaret Ann “Peggy Ann” Fries on August 13, 1960 and granddaughter, Olivia Grace Fries in 2009.

 

                   A Transferal Service will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA, and will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, PA with the Rev. Thomas J. Major, his pastor, presiding.  Interment will be in St. Basil’s Cemetery.

 

          Family and friends may call at the Homer Funeral Home, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M.

 

          There will be a Vigil Service on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

         

          Graveside Military Services will be accorded by member of Loyalsock Post #996 American Legion, Dushore, and by member of the US Army Honors Detail.  Members are asked to assemble and pass in review on Wednesday evening at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

         

          Memorial contributions in his memory can be sent to: Sullivan County Little League, 8924 Route 220, Dushore, PA 18614, or the Sullivan County Relay for Life, % Barb Davis, 128 Trout Run Lane, Dushore, PA, 18614.

 

          To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com  

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