Gilbert Fried, 80, of Wilkes-Barre died Friday, April 4, 2014.
Born May 31, 1933, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Frank and Blanche Myers Fried. Gil was a 1951 graduate of GAR Memorial High School.
Before retiring, Gil was an audio-visual technician for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District for many years. He was previously in business with his brother in the operation of W.E. Fried Meat Market until 1972. Gil was a member of the Parish of St. Nicholas and St. Conrad's Y.M.S.
His wife, Patricia Swithers Fried, died Aug. 21, 2005. Brothers, William Eugene Fried and Francis 'Dewey' Fried; and a sister, Shirley Fried also preceded him in death.
He will be greatly missed by his son, Len Fried, Alexandria, Va.; brother, Albert Fried, Connecticut; sisters, Elner Fried, Wilkes-Barre, Mary Olshan, Tunkhannock; and Theresa Blanche Fried, Wilkes-Barre; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A celebration of Gil's life will begin Sunday with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. at McLaughlin's — The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., in Wilkes-Barre. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Nicholas. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery in Shavertown.
Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to a hospice program or the Parish of St. Nicholas.
Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Gil's family at www.celebratehislife.com