June B. Fry 94, Shavertown, passed away Monday evening January 20, 2020 at Mercy Center, Dallas PA. while in the company of loved ones. Born in Kingston, PA and raised in South Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Betty Strome Gregory. She graduated Meyers H.S: class of 1944. June went to work in a munitions factory and the Boston Store before marrying Joseph Fry in 1946; she then devoted herself to raising five children.
June was a member of Saint Therese's Parish, Shavertown. She enjoyed nature, gardening, the front porch, reading, talking to neighbors, sweets, and Frank Sinatra. She had a special fondness for animals, and often nursed injured birds back to health.
June was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Joseph W. Fry (2005) and her daughter, Diane Koronkiewicz (1990). Also, siblings: Charlotte, Lucille, Franklin, and Donald Gregory; and Corrine Conyngham.
Surviving are children: Karen Fry and husband Herb Baldwin, Dallas PA; Laurie Fry and husband Chris Hopkins, Twisp WA; Joseph Fry and wife Stacy, Mountaintop PA; Allison Friedman, Shavertown PA; 13 wonderful grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Also surviving are sister in law Dorothy Gregory, Shavertown PA; son in law Steve Koronkiewicz, Hammond LA; and former son in law, Rob Friedman, Dallas PA.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated by the Reverend James Paisley at 10:30 am on Monday, January 27, 2020 at St. Therese's Church Shavertown PA followed by interment at Memorial Shrine Burial Park.
Friends are invited to call from 10:00 am until the time of service. Arrangements are under the direction of' The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wyoming Valley SPCA or Blue Chip Animal Refuge. The family would also like to acknowledge the compassion and skill of Dr. Lanning Anselmi, and the special caregivers at Wilkes Barre General ER, John Heinz Rehabilitation, and Mercy Center Inpatient. Bless you all!
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