He was born on Jan. 21, 1968, in South Bend, to Richard A. and Jacqueline (Nowak) Fry. On April 22, 1988, in Rochester, he was married to Shelly (Tarter) Fry. She survives
He worked for Lau Industries of Rochester, for 14 years as a machinist. He was a graduate of Caston High School. He was a certified welder, CNC Operator/Machinist and a Journeyman in Tool and Die. He was known to do many things such as woodworking, plumbing, electrical work, landscaping, grilling and watching Notre Dame football. Richard was a family man who was always proud of his children, and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter: Jackie Fry, Denver; sons: Travis (Kayla) Fry, North Manchester; Jeremy Fry, Akron; grandchildren: Emma Maye; and a grandchild-on-the-way in December; sister: Tina; special friends: David and Missy Jones, Fulton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Robert Fry; and maternal grandparents: Jack and Matilda Nowak.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the funeral home with Pastor Rob Mace officiating. Burial will take place in Akron Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Hope House Inc. 1129 Garden St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802.