OBITUARY

Josh Fray

November 12, 1969November 1, 2020

Josh Fray of Waterford, left the party way too soon on November 1st, 2020, at only 50 years young. He will be missed the most by his adoring wife Ronda, treasured brother Todd (Kathy) Fray, & his Wak sister Tyler (David) Michael. He was everybody’s favorite uncle, but he loved his nephew Fletcher and his niece Mila more than anything. And it is comforting to know that he will be reunited with his parents Bill and Harriette Fray.

Josh was a rock star sales representative with Ceridian for 28 years where he and Ronda were constantly invited on their epic awards trips. But, he was likely most known for being a part of the Steeler Nation and for his deep love and knowledge of the game of football. His game time rituals and superstitions would make any home town proud. He lived his life to the fullest enjoying many days and nights boating, golfing, skiing, and traveling. Sometimes they even ended with him attempting to blow out a perfectly good sound system with the help of Tool. But, the one person he wanted to do all of those things with more than anyone else on the planet was his wife Ronda, his “muffin”. The two of them had a special bond and friendship that rivaled the best love stories.

Josh was a very patriotic man and held our military and veterans in the highest respect. So, in lieu of cards and flowers, Ronda and Josh’s family are asking for donations to be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. This foundation is championed by one of Josh’s favorite Steelers, and former army ranger, Alejandro Villanueva.

Josh was loved by all who knew him and the kind of guy you just plain wanted around. He often wore his heart on his sleeve and could tell a great story, usually more than once, better than most. It’s hard to say goodbye this soon to someone so great. But, we will remember him. We will tell stories of him, more than once. We will eject when things get rough. But, most of all, in honor of Josh, we will stick the landing.

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Hedy Krenn

November 25, 2020

Josh and I went to grade school and high school together. I remember him as being one of the kindest people around. I ran into some of our classmates over the years. Anytime his name was mentioned all agreed he was a “class act.”
Josh you will be missed.
Sending love and prayers to your family.

Mary Fagan-McAnallen

November 25, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. When Josh was born he was my little buddy. I was the 'mother's helper' for Mrs. Fray and have many precious memories of Josh as a child, like the time I put his shoes on the wrong feet and he was waddling like a little duck, poor buddy! Love and prayers to you all. Mary Fagan McAnallen

Tim Mierendorf

November 18, 2020

Ronda and Family,

I had know Josh for over 25 years in working with him at Ceridian. We had the honor of working on the same team for a few years. It was great connecting with Josh every year at SKO and I always enjoyed conversations with him. I am thankful to have known him. One fond memory was a time at Presidents Circle in Costa Rica where my wife and I had the opportunity to have dinner with Josh and Ronda. That was one of our highlights from that trip. My heart goes to you for your loss and my prayers are with you for comfort.

Ann Smith Constantine

November 12, 2020

My mind is flooded with memories of Harriet and Bill's house with the kids. When Harriet(my first cousin) and Bill would go skiing, my husband Jim, my son Rick, and I would move in their house to take of the kids. Rick was a year older than Josh but they had a great time. We really enjoyed being with them. Josh was in pre-school so I would take him there.
Being family, over the years we would all be together for some holidays. Harriet and Bill were good parents with instilling good values in their children.
My love and deepest sympathy to you Ronda. Also, to Todd, Chris, and Tyler. He was a great guy! Ann, Chuck, and Rick. Also Skip, Linda, and their family

Kristina Cleary

November 12, 2020

I worked with Josh at Ceridian. He was one of the sweetest, kindest sales people we had on the team. I will always remember his smile and his spirit. RIP Josh - you did leave the party too early and you will be missed greatly. KC

Diane Pieretti

November 12, 2020

Josh truly impacted our organization in many ways, specifically the relationships he built over the years. He had respect for all those he encountered and in turn was respected. His passing is a significant loss to many. He will be missed, yet remembered as a true partner, friend, and like many who worked with him, family.

Blessings to Ronda and the family.

Ernesto Wulff

November 10, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Josh for the past 10 years at Ceridian and I wanted to simply say that Josh was one of a kind. Always positive, always looking out for everyone and ensuring all the details were addressed. It was obvious that he had a great heart and dedication to his craft. I learned a lot working with him and I am grateful that we shared so many calls, client meetings, and long internal sessions trying to figure out how to make something work. There were no calls with Josh that didn't end with a smile...

Blessings to Rhonda and the entire family.

Matthew Baker

November 9, 2020

I have had the honor and privilege to have worked with Josh for the past 10 years here at Ceridian. Over the years we have travelled together across the US, from his birthplace of Pittsburgh to places like Indianapolis, Phoenix, San Francisco and most recently his well deserved reward trip to Aruba.

He loved, LOVED Pittsburgh, and at the very core of his being was that Steel City attitude and work ethic . I always knew that he would be 100% prepared, and just as certain, we would have fun after the work was done. We shared plenty of windshield time to share stories and get to know each other beyond our working relationship. As difficult as it is to travel and be away from family, I always looked forward to the business trips with Josh.

From a professional standpoint he was tenacious and driven to win. Almost without fail, after the meetings had concluded, we would go to a nearby bar or restaurant to grab a couple beverages (Most of the times we would have to stop somewhere so he could find some dip). Eventually, our talks would progress from business to then talking about his most recent adventures with Ronda and his Friends. On a couple of these trips I am glad I got to meet Ronda and see how these two were a perfect match for each other. He loved talking about Summers on his boat, Autumns and Winters watching Steeler football, and spending it with his friends.

One of the stories he shared, was when Ronda got him tickets to see the band Tool as a Surprise Birthday gift last year. She also had some of his closest friends waiting for him at the event. He was so fired up about the experience, he actually motivated me to go see the band here in Philadelphia with some of my close friends and seize the day! The next couple weeks we would share inspired memories, videos and songs from the band.

Josh epitomized the best as a professional and everything you would hope for from a friend. I am going to miss him, his tenacity and spirit of adventure.

Amy Barnett

November 9, 2020

I have had the pleasure of working with Josh for the last 10 years at Ceridian and worked directly with him on many sophisticated engagements to the point where I got to know him fairly well on a personal level. It is such a loss to say goodbye to such an amazing human being. He could just take over a room- not only because of his towering height but also because of his towering personality and even greater smile. I pray the family feels the comfort of many happy memories and the knowledge that Josh touched the hearts of many and his presence will be felt here for a long time to come. Thanks for the great set-up, Josh. We'll take it from here.

Garry Crake Jr

November 9, 2020

I met Josh and Ronda about five years ago on the cass lake sandbar. He lived life to the fullest and boy could he light up a room with his smile and charm. The celebration on Saturday affirmed how loved he was and I was lucky to be able to call him a friend. God wrap your arms around Ronda and his entire family and friends and give them strength. They say only the good die young and it’s very true in this case. Godspeed my friend🙏🙏❤️🙏 you are definitely in the Steeler nation in heaven!

FROM THE FAMILY

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