Dennis H. Fry
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June 8, 1954 -
September 1, 2013
Dennis Howard Fry was born on June 8, 1954 in Grants Pass, Oregon to Howard and Romie Fry. Dennis died tragically on September 1, 2013 in Reno, Nevada after being stung by a wasp at a BBQ with friends. He was highly allergic.
Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Howard Fry, and is survived by his mother, Romie Stoltz, sisters, Angela and Regina, and many other loving family members. Dennis graduated from Grants Pass High School in 1972, attended Southern Oregon College in Ashland and later finished his education in Reno, Nevada. Dennis proudly served in the Navy and thereafter he moved to Alaska, where he worked on the Alyeska Pipeline.
Dennis was a Corvette lover and aficionado and he restored several cars to show quality, including a 1963 Split Window. In addition to mastering volatile fiberglass auto bodies, he was also a highly skilled metal technician. His proudest accomplishment was designing, engineering and building the 1912 Renault replica used in the love scene in the 1997 blockbuster movie, Titanic. He was also the onsite technical director for all scenes with his Renault in Baja and worked with the famous director, James Cameron.
Dennis was married and divorced twice. For the last 20 years, Dennis was employed doing specialized collision repair in Reno. Dennis was a warmhearted, kind and gentle soul who loved animals and nature, and he will be missed very much by those who love him. A private memorial service and celebration of life is planned for family and close friends for a future date.
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on Sept. 29, 2013