Victor R. Fry

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MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Victor R. Fry, 84, of Texas City, Texas, formerly of Monroe City, died Thursday (Oct. 4, 2012) in the Gulf Coast Health Center in Texas City.

Mr. Fry was born March 31, 1928, in Monroe City, to William K. and Minnie Foster Fry.

He graduated from Monroe City High School in 1945. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and Air Force.

On March 28, 1992, he was married to Terry Darlington of Texas.

Mr. Fry was an electrical engineer. He retired from RCA after 25 years of service, where he had worked with NASA and designed the camera that was used on the lunar rover. He also instructed astronauts on how to use different cameras on other missions. After retiring from RCA, he worked for Boeing for five years.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Cheryl (Laz) Pavlovic of Hannibal and T. Marie (Bryan) James of Moberly; a son, Paul (Jarielle) Fry of Dickinson, Texas; a stepson, Jerry Smith of Boulder, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Alice Darlington of Texas City; four grandchildren, Relinda Pavlovic of Quincy, Ill., Joseph Pierce of Marshfield, Suni (Peter McConnell) of Moberly and Megan (Tony) Weber of California; six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, one in infancy, Jean Kerner and Joyce Bridwell; and a brother, Carroll Fry.

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Monday memorial service will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery at Monroe City. Burial with military rites will follow. Cremation rites were accorded per his wishes.

MEMORIALS: , or the Gulf Coast Hospice of Texas City.

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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2012
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