Gertrude "Trudy" H. Fry
March 16, 1938 – October 3, 2019
Gertrude Hazel (Felker) Fry passed away peacefully at her home on October 3rd, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born in Harrisburg on March 16th, 1938. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Breach) Felker. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Alvin and William Felker, and her sister, Shirley Lockhart. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Michael J. Fry; her daughters Mimi Forlizzi (John Knight) and Tricia Deardorff (Thomas), and her son, Michael C. Fry; five grandchildren, Joseph Forlizzi, Angela Gulotta, David Seiple, Tanner Deardorff, and Owen Deardorff; three great-grandchildren; and seven nieces and nephews. She was an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue for 22 years. She was a parishioner at St. Margaret Mary Parish. Trudy was a past board member of the Penn Gardens Civic Club. She was also a chairmen for the Holy Name of Jesus Festival, a longtime volunteer for their Calendar Club, and was involved in various activities at Bishop McDevitt High School. She was an avid sports fan. Among her favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Phillies, and Notre Dame football. Trudy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, shopping, and collecting angel knick-knacks. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2800 Paxton Church Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17112, on Friday, October 18th at 11:00 am. A gathering will follow at the Knights of Columbus, 145 Peach St. Harrisburg, PA 17112. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Joseph Forlizzi, Custodian for Brynn Forlizzi c/o Mid-Penn Bank Trust Dept., ATTN: Joseph Pease, 2407 Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA, 17110.
- Michael J. Fry, Husband
- Mimi Forlizzi, & John Knight, Daughter
- Tricia Deardorff, & Thomas, Daughter
- Michael Fry, Son
Trudy is also survived by give grandchildren; Joseph Forlizzi, Angela Gulotta, David Seiple, Tanner Deardorff, and Owen Deardorff; three great grandchildren, and seven nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, the late William and Mary (Breach) Felker; two brothers, Alvin Felker and William Felker; and her sister, Shirley Lockhart.
Forlizzi/Parliament Education Fund
c/o Mid-Penn Bank 5049 Jonestown Rd. , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112
- Memorial Mass Friday, October 18, 2019
Gertrude "Trudy" H. Fry
October 10, 2019
We lived across the street from the Fry’s. I have so many memories of them. My five sisters and I babysat for their kids. Mike and Trudy were witnesses for one of my sister’s wedding. Then Godparents to their daughter. They truly were a great family. I had the pleasure to see Trudy at one of my grandsons basketball games. Her daughter “Mimi” coached the team
We were playing. When Mike and Trudy came in, Mike came over and sat we me and talked for a while. While leaving I got to talk to Trudy. She said she was so happy to see me and I could see that big smile on her face. I will remember that smile for the rest of my life. Rest In Peace dear Trudy. Until we meet again. ❤️