Gilbert Fried

WILKES-BARRE — 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 graduate of GAR Memorial High School, class of 1951.

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 Saint Nicholas and Saint Conrad's Young Men's Society.

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.

Celebration of Gil's Life will begin with visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Church of Saint Nicholas. Interment will be in Saint Nicholas Cemetery, Shavertown.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to a hospice program or the Parish of Saint Nicholas.

Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Gil's family at

Funeral Home

McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 823-4567

Published in Times Leader from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014