Robert "Bob" L. Fry

Born: Mon., Apr. 30, 1934
Died: Sat., Sep. 26, 2015


1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Sun., Oct. 04, 2015
Location: Port Royal Lutheran Church

Memorial Service

2:30 PM Sun., Oct. 04, 2015
Location: Port Royal Lutheran Church

Military Honors

Sun., Oct. 04, 2015
Location: Port Royal Lutheran Church

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     Robert L. “Bob” Fry, 81, of Port Royal, passed away Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.

     Born April 30, 1934, in Cocolamus, he was a son of the late James and Beatrice (Freed) Fry.

     He is survived by his wife of almost 48 years, Eleanor (Whiteley) Fry, whom he married October 25, 1967, five daughters, Susan Smith and husband, Paul, of Mechanicsburg, Jan Renninger and husband, Randy, of McVeytown, and Holly Rhodes and husband, John, Kelly Pollock and husband, Tom, and Marty Fry, all of the Lewistown area, his former wife, Donna Fry, of Lewistown, one brother, Jesse Fry and wife, Grace, of Pleasant View, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by three brothers, Max Fry, Larry Fry and Bill Fry, and his parents-in-law, Boots and Flossie Whiteley.

     Bob transported equipment for Hempt Brothers and retired from Shaffer Trucking where he was a long distance truck driver.

     He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Korean War.

     He was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church.

     He enjoyed spending time with his family and with his grandson, Ethan Robert Smith, especially when they were golfing.

     All the services will be held at Port Royal Lutheran Church, 402 Market Street, Port Royal on Sunday, Oct. 4. His family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata Co. Veterans Council at 2:30 p.m, followed by the memorial service, with Rev. Charles Hershberger officiating. Interment will be in East Waterford Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

     For those who desire, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Port Royal Lutheran Church Handicapped Accessibility Fund, PO Box 267, Port Royal PA 17082.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at

Charitable donations may be made in Robert "Bob"'s memory to the following organization:

Port Royal Lutheran Church Handicapped Accessibility Fund
PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082

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Janet, Bob and Shawn (Carberry-Linen)
   Posted Tue September 29, 2015
Our deepest sympathy to cousin Ellie and cousins, Susan, Ethan and Paul !
So very sorry for the loss of Rob. So happy I got to see him last month. A very lovable guy! He was funny with his joking and always talked about his "trucking days". We will always have our memories of him when we came to visit him and Ellie. God bless you all!

Cristy & Scott Shaffer
   Posted Wed September 30, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

With Deepest Sympathy.
Love, Cristy & Scott Shaffer

Sam Marasco
   Posted Thu October 01, 2015
Bob was one of my favorite customers. (Hint.... I have lost count of how many fav customers I have)
But Bob stands out as one who used to bring me bags of leaves every fall for me to cover my garden and mulch in during spring tilling..that is, untill my trees matured. I think he may have been disappointed that I no longer wanted the leaves. Or that it gave him the excuse to come over and kibbutz.
Since I had to retire on disability march 2009, I haven't seen him. Nor most other customers. I wish I had.

May God's grace, mercy, and comfort be with his family and friends.

Sam Marasco