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Leo Marcus Fry Jr.

El Paso - Leo Marcus Fry, Jr. known by everyone as Marcus entered into the hands of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the age of 70. He was a loving husband, mentor, friend and will be greatly missed. He always remembered everyone he met even remembering what they were wearing when he met them. He is survived by his loving wife Paula Fry of 51 years.

He achieved many accolades in obtaining his education and in his career. He received his Bachelors of Science from Abilene Christian College in 1970 and competed as an N.C.A.A one mile relay athlete achieving the designation of an N.C.A.A All American two times, as well as, the NCAA U. S. Track and Field Federation One Mile Relay National Championship in 1969. He then pursued his Masters of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1975 and Advanced Management Program degree from Harvard Business School in 1983.

His long, distinguished career began as a Business Manager at Central Catholic School District in Abilene, Texas (1970-1971); Assistant Administrator/Administrator Resident, Acting Administrator, R. E. Thomason General Hospital, El Paso, Texas (1972-1973), Chief Executive Officer, Merced (California) Community Medical Center, (1973-1974); Chief Executive Officer, Sierra Medical, El Paso, Texas where he was responsible for development, opening and operation of 292 bed acute care, full service hospital (1974-1979), Regional Vice President, Tenet South Central Region formerly known as National Medical Enterprises (1979-1980), Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Tenet International Group where he was responsible for opening the King Faisal University Teaching Hospital, Saudi Arabia (1980-1982), Senior Vice President, Hospital Operation, Tenet Healthcare (1982-1983), Senior Vice President, Acquisition and Development, Tenet Healthcare (1983-1984), Executive Vice President, Hospital Group, Tenet Healthcare responsible for development of University of Southern California Teaching Hospital (1984-1986), Group Vice President/CEO, Tenet Healthcare Corporation Sierra Medical Center (1986-1995), Chief Executive Officer, Sierra Medical Center/Providence Memorial Hospital, where he oversaw the merger of Providence Memorial Hospital into Tenet Healthcare system in El Paso, Texas (1995-1998).

He also received many awards as an American hospital administrator such as; Recipient NME Circle of Excellence award for Outstanding Chief Executive Officer Knights of Malta, El Paso Sunturians award for Outstanding Community Leadership, President Achievement Award Federation of American Hospitals, Humanitarian Award from National Conference for Community and Justice (formerly National Conference of Christians and Jews), Tenet Healthcare/National Medical Enterprises Circle of Excellence for Outstanding CEO (1987-1998), Conquistador Award for outstanding service to City of El Paso, Paso Del Norte Award for outstanding service to the Paso del Norte Region and the Humanitarian Award from the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC).

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. at the El Paso Country Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the name of L. Marcus Fry to the Gary Sinise Foundation, El Paso Community Foundation or any charity of choice. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West. Please visit our online registry at http://www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net" target="_new" rel="nofollow">www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net

Leo Marcus Fry, Jr., conocido por todos como Marcus, entró en las manos de su Señor y Salvador el jueves 25 de abril de 2019 a la edad de 70 años. Fue un amado esposo, mentor, amigo y será muy extrañado. Siempre recordaba a todos los que conocía, incluso recordando lo que llevaban puesto cuando los conoció. Le sobreviven su amada esposa Paula Fry de 51 años. Logró muchos elogios en la obtención de su educación y en su carrera. Recibió su Licenciatura en Ciencias de Abilene Christian College en 1970 y compitió como atleta de relevo de una milla en la NCAA logrando la designación de un NCAA All American dos veces, así como también el Campeonato Nacional de Relevos de One Mile de la NCAA en Estados Unidos en 1969. Luego, realizó su Maestría en Ciencias en Administración de Cuidados de Salud de la Universidad Trinity en San Antonio en 1975 y obtuvo el Título del Programa de Administración Avanzada de la Escuela de Negocios de Harvard en 1983. Su larga y distinguida carrera comenzó como Gerente de Negocios en el Distrito Escolar Católico Central en Abilene, Texas (1970-1971); Administrador Auxiliar/Administrador Residente, Administrador Interino, R. E. Thomason General Hospital, El Paso, Texas (1972-1973), Director Ejecutivo en Merced (California) Community Medical Center, (1973-1974); Director Ejecutivo, Sierra Medical, El Paso, Texas, donde fue responsable del desarrollo, apertura y operación de 292 camas de cuidados agudos, hospital de servicio completo (1974-1979), Vicepresidente Regional de Tenet South Central Region, anteriormente conocida como National Medical Enterprises (1979 -1980). También fue Vicepresidente Senior, Director de Operaciones, Tenet International Group, donde fue responsable de abrir el Hospital Universitario King Faisal, Arabia Saudita (1980-1982), Vicepresidente Senior de Operaciones Hospitalarias, Tenet Healthcare (1982-1983) , Vicepresidente Sénior, Adquisición y Desarrollo en Tenet Healthcare (1983-1984), Vicepresidente ejecutivo en Hospital Group, Tenet Healthcare, y fue responsable del desarrollo del Hospital de enseñanza de la Universidad del Sur de California (1984-1986). Igualmente fungió como Vicepresidente/CEO del grupo, Tenet Healthcare Corporation Sierra Medical Center (1986-1995), Director Ejecutivo en Sierra Medical Center/Providence Memorial Hospital, donde participó en la fusión del Providence Memorial Hospital en el sistema Tenet Healthcare en El Paso, Texas (1995-1998). También recibió muchos premios como administrador de un hospital estadounidense, tales como; Galardón con el Premio Círculo de Excelencia de NME al Director Ejecutivo Destacado de Knights of Malta, el Premio Sunturians de El Paso por su Liderazgo Comunitario Destacado, el Premio de Logros del Presidente de la Federación de Hospitales Americanos, el Premio Humanitario de la Conferencia Nacional por la Comunidad y la Justicia (anteriormente Conferencia Nacional de Cristianos y Judíos). También obtuvo el Tenet Healthcare/ National Medical Enterprises Círculo de Excelencia como CEO Sobresaliente (1987-1998), Premio Conquistador por servicio sobresaliente en la Ciudad de El Paso, Premio Paso del Norte por servicio sobresaliente en la Región Paso del Norte y Premio Humanitario de la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC). El servicio de Celebración de su Vida se llevará a cabo el sábado 18 de mayo de 2019 a las 5:00 p.m. en El Paso Country Club. En lugar de flores, se pueden realizar donaciones en nombre de L. Marcus Fry a la Fundación Gary Sinise, la Fundación Comunitaria de El Paso o bien, a cualquier organización benéfica de su elección. Servicios otorgados por Sunset Funeral Home-West. Por favor visite nuestro registro en línea en www. sunsetfuneralhomes.net.

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Published in El Paso Times from May 1 to May 8, 2019.
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May 16, 2019
We had the privilege of having Mark and Paula be our personal Chamber of Commerce when we relocated to El Paso. We instantly felt welcomed in to their lives and the community. It was truly a highlight to play golf with you and develop many wonderful friendships. We have never forgotten your generosity and true concern for us personally and professionally. We send our deepest sympathies to you Paula. We are so grateful for your role in our lives. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Dr. Michael and Barbara Friedberg
May 15, 2019
We will always be indebted to Marc for recognizing the physicians in his hospitals above all else - he was a great friend and we shall miss him. Our deepest sympathy to Paula - Dr. Joe and Sharon Kidd
May 7, 2019
My sincere condolences to his family. Mr Fry the best CEO Sierra ever had...
Laura Erives
May 6, 2019
Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years.
May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
May 4, 2019
Paula I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was one of the smartest young men that I have ever known. I had the privilege of working with him @ RETHG when he came as a Resident & became the CEO. He did an outstanding job there & then came back to El Paso to open Sierra where he was a shining star. You were the light of his life. He will be missed. Rest in peace Mark, you have earned it.
Joan Johnson
May 4, 2019
Joan Johnson
May 3, 2019
I had a one hour interview with Mr. Fry in 1994 and it changed my life. At his suggestion I went to Trinity University and earned an MHA and became a hospital CEO in Alabama. In 2007 my wife and I opened an inner city ministry that is still expanding.
Mr Fry had an intense drive that was both admirable and challenging. He also had a kind, generous desire to serve others. A unique man that challenged me, and others, to achieve great things. Our prayers for his family and friends.
John Eads
May 3, 2019
I am so fortunate to have worked under Mark Fry's leadership. Mark groomed a community of strong leaders who are now sprinkled throughout the nation. With his passing I have had the pleasure of reuniting with several of those leaders to reminisce about this great man and about our fortitude and synergy as a team. To date, Mark's leadership has been unmatched. Rest in peace, Mark Fry.
Cindy Calvillo
May 2, 2019
I'll never forget the remarkable things we accomplished together under Mr Fry's leadership. Placing patients and families needs above all came from his heart to ours and those years were magical.

He did many great things for many people. I'll remember him always. Much love to him on his new journey with the Lord and to Paula for many years of outstanding caring and devotion.
Linda Sigmund
May 1, 2019
What a truly remarkable man. The very first day I worked at Sierra, he spent time with me explaining how we all were "ministers" in some way to the patients & visitors. I never saw a more impressive leader and haven't since. I am so honored to have known and worked with Mr. Fry. Never a dull moment and he could be remarkably kind. Thinking of you Paula and sending my deepest condolences.
Judy Richey
May 1, 2019
Sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. I worked under him at Sierra Medical Center from 1976-1978. He was a good and decent hospital administrator. May he rest in peace.
Alfonso Hernandez Jr.
May 1, 2019
Ana maria Briones Hernandez
May 1, 2019
My deepest and heart-felt condolences. He was my work-out buddy, boss & freind; a great man & human being. From my family & the Ukrainian Princess, we love you Mark & Mrs. Fry. May Almighty God hold you in His arms forever.
Blaine Dowhaniuk
May 1, 2019
My heartfelt condolences. The first time I met Mark was about 40 yrs ago working at Sierra Medical. Such a handsome man. He was always very helpful especially when it came to my children's education and sports.
Love you forever Mark and Paula.
Mary Hernandez
Mary Hernandez
May 1, 2019
Though I only knew Mr. Fry for a short while, I was fortunate to have worked with him, his staff, family, friends of Tenet Corp., dba, Providence Memorial Hospital. In fact, my work experience in the healthcare field was a great learning experience, and very grateful to work with professionals like Mr. Fry. Thank you, and God bless you and your family at this time.

Sincerely, Mary Lou Gasca/A. Gasca/Arrieta Gasca
Mary Lou Gasca, A. Gasca, Arrieta Gasca
April 30, 2019
What an honor to have worked with this amazing legend of a CEO. Mark had an intensity of focus driving excellence in exceptional safe patient care. Mark was a Renaissance man with a warm heart. The best leader I've ever worked with and an inspirational guide and thought partner. Mark, you made an immense difference and your life of purpose will live on through the legacy of A step ahead. See you on the other side my friend.
Irene Chavez
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