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Harold Fry

Harold A. Fry

Sunday, August 30th, 1931 - Monday, April 1st, 2019
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Obituary

Harold A. (aka. Johnny Appleseed) Fry, age 87, of Apple Creek, entered into rest on Monday, April 1, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster following an extended illness. He was surrounded by his family.

He was born on August 30, 1931 in Wooster on the family farm to Charles Lewis and Mable Bertha (Schnell) Fry and has been a Wooster resident for all of his life.

Harold served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from November 1951 - November 1953.

He married Janice A. Mullet on June 3, 1956 by Janice's great uncle, the Rev. Paul Clark in Bluffton, Ohio. She survives.

Harold had worked for many years as a self employed Dairy Farmer before his retirement after many years of service. Following his retirement, he had worked for FJ Designs (Cats Meow Village) for the next 17 years.

He had served as the Johnny Appleseed mascot for over over 30 years at the Johnny Appleseed Days parades in Apple Creek; he was a very active member of Moreland United Methodist Church of which he also participated in The Mothers and Daughters Banquet; He was an outstanding 50 year plus member with East Union Grange and the Valley College Grange and helped out at the Grange Hall at the Wayne County Fair for many years. In 2002 they were honored as the Citizen Of The Year for the Apple Creek Elementary School PTO.

In addition to his beloved wife, he is survived by his children, Faline (Darcy) Pajak of Apple Creek, Ted (Tina) Fry of Apple Creek, Danny (Lori) Fry and Eddie P. Fry all of Wooster; 7 grandchildren, Emily, Kelsey, Grace, Tad, Toni, Tia and Geddy; 8 great-grandchildren, Dallas, Drystan, Riikka, Kala, Gabriel, Trilby, Sarah and Carter and many friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, and brother-in-law, Ruth (Alton) Hahn.

Services will take place on Friday, 2:00 p.m. at Moreland United Methodist Church in Moreland with Pastor Tom Fish officiating followed by interment at Apple Creek Cemetery where military rites will be conducted by The 555th Honors Detachment.

Visitation will be two hours prior (12:00 -2:00 p.m.) prior to services at the church.

The family has invited everyone for a time of fellowship and food back at the church following the services.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either: LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or Historical Society, PO Box 2, Apple Creek, OH 44606.

Custer-Glenn Funeral Home in Wooster is honored with serving the family.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at: www.custerglenn.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Moreland United Methodist Church
    Address
    138 Moreland Rd.
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Service

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Moreland United Methodist Church
    Address
    136 Moreland Rd.
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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  • Interment

    Location
    Apple Creek Cemetery
    Address
    Cemetery St.
    APPLE CREEK, OH 44606
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  • Reception

    Location
    Moreland United Methodist Church
    Address
    138 Moreland Rd.
    WOOSTER, OH 44691
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Elsa and Dennis Boen

Posted at 02:28pm
Famine, Darcy and all the Family,
You are in our prayers as you remember Harold’s life and as you celebrate his life.
Dennis and Elsa
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Betty Miller

Posted at 11:16am
Our Sincerest sympathies to you and your family. On behalf of Fairlawn Mennonite church a donation will be sent to the Apple Creek Historical Society in Harold's memory. Our love and prayers to the entire family as you go through this difficult time. Fairlawn Mennonite Church (Betty)
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Michele (Helmick) Yurcich

Posted at 10:38am
Harold was such a character and I have many fond memories - and pictures! - of my time with the family so many years ago. My most sincere condolences to Janice, Eddie, Faline, Ted & Tina, Danny & Lori and the extended families. You are all in my thoughts.
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Michele Yurcich

Posted at 10:17am
Harold was such a character and I have many fond memories - and pictures! - of my time with the family so many years ago. My most sincere condolences to Janice, Eddie, Faline, Ted & Tina, Danny & Lori and the extended families. You are all in my thoughts.
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Rindy Morphew

Posted at 09:00pm
My sincere sympathy to you and your family. My father was Wayne "Tuffy" Kurtz, your milk hauler. I remember my parents speaking highly of Harold and Janice Fry. Rindy Kurtz Morphew
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