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Richard "Dick" M. Frye

Born: 1942     Died: 2014


Richard "Dick" M. Frye died of a sudden heart attack at home on November 15, 2014. He was born on April 27, 1942 in Pittsburgh, the son of Morton and Gertrude(McCauley). He graduated from Purdue University, then served on active duty in Germany and Korea. He found his passion in teaching, first in private schools, followed by twenty-five years for the Chicago Board of Education, most lovingly at Andersen Community Academy. After retirement, his passion was gardening and traveling.
Dick is survived by his partner of more than 30 years, Trish Ronan. With his former wife, Karen Weiss(Nielsen), he leaves his sons: Andrew "Andy"(Angela), Steve, and Karl(Ann). Dear grandfather of Madison, Malachi, Kellen, Hunter, Duke, Delaney, and Macartney. Beloved brother of Christine and Noreen. All services are private.


No visitation at the family's request.
Services and interment private



Chris Wilson 04-09-2015 22:31

MR. Frye was one of the best teachers in Chicago, he cared about his students and he care about teaching. I was trouble in my youth years, but when I met Mr. Fyre he gave a new meaning on caring for others when you don't have too. Now I am Community leader in NC where I watch over 200 plus families. He will be missed.

Dennis and Charla 11-22-2014 09:20

Old friend, I confess it never occurred to us that you could be leaving us so soon. We will miss your letters full of insights on politics and gardening and home renovation. And the books and articles that you sent along periodically. You were always so thoughtful. Still have the great cowboy print that you and Trish left here years ago. Still treasure it. Will miss you greatly.

Dennis and Charla Smyth
Lakewood, Colorado


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