In Memory

Larry Fry

Larry Fry Update: 11/23/2019

Contact has been made with a daughter of Larry Fry. She shared the following information with me.

Larry and his wife Bonnie had two daughters, Adriene and Susie, but were divorced when the girls were younger. Larry re-established contact when the girls were in their mid-teens.

Larry passed away on October 2, 2013. He was living with his daughter Susie in Fountain Hills, Arizona. There were no Obituaries published.

Adriene mentioned she would like to have a memorial gathering next year (2020) on the anniversary of Larry’s passing. Adriene has been added to the web site as a guest with full visitation privileges.  She will be able to advise the class of the memorial event when plans are finalized.

Larry received a degree in English Literature from Arizona State University.

As far as a career path, not a great deal is known. Larry was living in San Jose and did an early retirement from a firm called Litton Industries.  As Larry was a very private person, little information is available.

Sylvia Fry, Larry’s younger sister, died of lymphoma several years before Larry.



John Pritchard advised of the Death of fellow classmate Larry Fry. John is attempting to contact Larry's daughters to get additional information.

John states that Larry passed away several years ago but there is no information available. We have checked with both the Tucson and Phoenix papers for information but have found no information/obituary for Larry's passing. If anyone has additional information please foreward it on to this site.

Further information will be added as received.

Top Photo: John and Larry with Linda Pritchard and Meg Heisel

Bottom Photo: Duane Strebe, John Pritchard, and Larry Fry

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10/31/19 12:24 PM #1    

Susan Coulson (Condon)

I’m just now learning that Larry was at our last reunion.  I would’ve really liked to have talked to him.  We weren’t close friends but I admired his intellect and kindness.  I wished we were better friends.  We did go to the movies together once!  So sorry I missed him at the reunion.

11/01/19 01:56 PM #2    

Tom Krill

I am really sorry to learn of Larry's death.    From our days in chemistry and physics I was in awe at his intellectual ability and ease with which he passed those tests.  We were quite close for a number of years after graduation.  We shared a common interest in the cars of the day and older ones as well.  Once we drove his father's 1929 Essex to the top of South Mountain.  For some time we were regulars at the Tempe bowl coffee shop.  I was best man at his first wedding and godfather to their daughter. It was great to see him again at the 50th.  Fond memories of days gone by.

11/02/19 10:36 AM #3    

Maureen (Meg) Hiesel (Eastty)

He made me laugh!

11/23/19 08:59 PM #4    

Chuck Holly

I didn't know Larry, but it looks like we were neighbors here in Fountain Hills.  I understand how it is that some people are just very private.  Thank you John P. for bringing this to our attention.  You must have kept in contact. I'd like the daughter to continue planning a memorial gathering and put me on the list.  As I see Larry's HS year book photo, I recognize him but don't recall being in any of his classes.

11/24/19 07:05 PM #5    

Gary Miller

I remenber his van that had lettering, 'Nort's Mortuary and Delicatessen.' Some of usthink 'outside the box.' Larry was never, anywhere near 'the box.'

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