Henry Nathaniel Frye, 93, of Fairmont, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 14, 2016) at Brookdale/Maplewood Assisted Living in Bridgeport.
Born Sept. 21, 1922, in Colliers, he was the son of Griffith Alonzo and Eva Virginia Frye.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret McFarland of Delmont, Pennsylvania.
After graduating from Uniontown High School in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Cannon Company 271st Infantry. His service was in London, England; Rhineland, Germany; and Brussels, Belgium.
After his military service and vocational training, Henry dedicated his entire work career of 41 years to Consolidation Coal Co. He held various managerial positions and retired as superintendent in 1984. Henry enjoyed speaking often of his many work accomplishments and close work friends.
Henry was a loyal and enthusiastic fan of the West Virginia Mountaineers both in football and basketball. He attended games for more than four decades. After his retirement, Henry was passionate about his work on his home in Fairmont. He awoke each morning excited to begin another home project.
He and his wife Anna Mary also enjoyed traveling during his retirement years. He enjoyed many summers in Hilton Head Island with his family and traveling with his wife to the western part of the country. He was especially fascinated with the mechanics of the Hoover Dam. He was a long-term member of First United Methodist Church (now LIFE United Methodist Church) in Fairmont, volunteering on special projects.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Anna Mary Frye of Maplewood Assisted Living; his two sons, Gregory Henry Frye and wife Rita of Huntersville, North Carolina, and Ronald Nathaniel Frye of Freeport, Maine.
In addition, he is also survived by his grandsons, Gregory Casey Frye of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Blake Austin Frye of Greenville, South Carolina.
Henry has special nieces in West Virginia, Ohio and California, and is also survived by his special pet cat, Lily. He also leaves behind the loving compassionate care-givers and staff at Brookdale/Maplewood Assisted Living, who made such a difference in both his and his family's life.
Friends and family may visit from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Domico Funeral Home, 414 Gaston Ave. in Fairmont.
As a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, Henry will receive full military honors at a private family burial at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Grafton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation, the Marion County Humane Society or the LIFE United Methodist Church in Fairmont.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.domicofh.com.
Published on September 16, 2016