Richard D. Frey, Jr.
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Richard D. Frey, Jr., of Bethlehem, passed away on December 30, 2012 at St. Lukes Hospice House, Lower Saucon Township. Richie turned 62 on December 18. Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Richard and Delphine (Hagerty) Frey. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean (Brunovsky) Frey. Richard graduated from Liberty High School in 1969 and attended Kutztown University. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Sergeant and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He was employed at Bethlehem Steel Corporation, and since its inception has been the manager of the warehouse for the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. An avid sportsfan, Richie was an outstanding athlete, participating in football and baseball. He was a member of Northampton County Legion Hall of Fame as a baseball player and as an umpire. Member of: Metropolitan Phila. Baseball Umpire Assn., Bethlehem Umpires Assn., Div. 3 Natl. Collegiate Regional Umpire, ECAC, PIAA, NCAA, NorCo Legion, Blue Mtn. League, and ACBL. He also served as Assignor for Norco Legion, Blue Mountain, and ACBL Leagues. Richie will be remembered for his smile, his laughter, love of sports, and love of his job at The Pigs, but most importantly, his love of his family. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Jean; twin daughters, Heidi Geist and husband, Mitch, of Allentown; Heather Uff and husband, Ryan, of Macungie; stepdaughters, Janelle and Lauren Glasmire; sisters, Nancyann Miltenberger and husband, Marvin; Barbara Fromhartz and husband, James; and Dorinda Perdick and husband, Richard; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be missed and lovingly remembered. Richard was preceded in death by Debra Eaton Frey. Services: Arrangements have been entrusted to Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, where visitation hours will be held on Wednesday, January 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. A funeral service will follow on Thursday in the funeral home beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Offer condolences online at www.connellfuneral.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Richies name to the Iron Pigs Charities, Coca-Cola Park, 1050 Iron Pigs Way, Allentown, PA 18109 or St. Lukes Hospice, Development Office, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 1, 2013