Dr. Robinson G. Fry
1930 - 2021
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Dr. Robinson G. Fry, 90, of Allentown, PA and Bar Harbor, ME, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021, surrounded by his loving family, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, In-Patient Hospice, Allentown, PA.

Born September 3, 1930 in Milton, PA, Dr. Fry was the son of the late Eugene R. and Hilda M. (Robinson) Fry. He and the love of his life, his wife of 65 years, Mrs. Frances J. (Jahn) Fry, were married on June 25, 1955 in Muncy, PA.

Dr. Fry was a graduate of Hollidaysburg High School, Ursinus College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. During his many years of practicing medicine, Dr. Fry served in various locations. He was an attending surgeon at St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown, St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, Sacred Heart Hospital, Muhlenberg Hospital Center and Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital and also taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also held many positions of leadership throughout the medical community.

Dr. Fry was a member of Bar Harbor Congregational Church, Bar Harbor, ME and truly enjoyed playing tennis, woodworking, sailing, hiking, photography, baking bread, cooking and fine wine and food. He loved learning and spent time enjoying nature. He was active with the Friends of Acadia and Acadia Senior College. One of his greatest loves was for his dogs and he was surely greeted in heaven by his favorite golden retriever, Rufus.

Dr. Fry will be greatly missed by many people, but none more than his loving family. In addition to his wife, Frances, he is survived by his three daughters, Robin A. (Fry) Davies, wife of Clifford O. Davies, Plymouth, MI, Kathi F. (Fry) Ramsdell, wife of Daniel R. Ramsdell, Zionsville, PA and Dr. Jennefer F. (Fry) Gehringer and Allen L. Gehringer, Hamburg. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer, Dana, Ariel, Carson, Ryan and his wife Cristi, Hannah and Audrey.

Due to the current Covid pandemic, Memorial Services for Dr. Fry will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Dr. Fry's family would appreciate donations being made to one of the following organizations that were near and dear to Dr. and Mrs. Fry;

Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, 3701 Orchid Pl, Emmaus, PA 18049

Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 60 Vera Cruz Rd, Reinholds, PA 17569

Walbert Funeral Home & Cremation Services, PC, Fleetwood, is honored to be caring for Dr. Fry and his family at this very difficult time. Online condolences may be offered at WalbertFuneralHome.com.

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Published in Morning Call on Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 25, 2021
I was so sorry to learn of Rob's passing and the separation that meant for you, Fran. I remember when you moved into your home on Strawberry Hill in Bar Harbor where we were neighbors. My warmest condolences to you, Fran, and your family. I enjoyed having you in my Acadia Senior College memoir class. Whenever I saw you and Rob I felt your friendship and warmth and your love for one another. May you feel his presence often with you. Love, Carol Woolman
Carol Woolman
January 25, 2021
I remember when Rob came to our house in Southwest Harbor years ago and brought my husband, Bob, some special sausage he and Rob had talked about enjoying as young people. That was such a kindness out of the blue. We both enjoyed knowing you and Rob in the hiking group where we had met. So sorry to hear of Rob's passing.
Dona Parker
January 19, 2021
I first worked with Dr. Fry in 1988 as a third year medical student. I had the pleasure of working with him through 1993 as an intern and resident. His skill as a surgeon was surpassed only by his empathy and humanity as a person. I enjoyed talking baseball with him. It was my pleasure and honor to have known. We lost a true gentleman.
Wayne Brotzman Jr DO
January 18, 2021
Dr. Fry saved my life 34 years ago. I will never be able to thank him enough. He was the most caring, knowledgeable skilled surgeon. God had blessed him with a wonderful gift of doing his work on earth.
Expressing deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dale and Carol Binder
Carol Binder
January 18, 2021
The skill and compassion of Dr. Fry can never be forgotten. I believe he was greeted at Heaven's gate by many--canines and Humans--the Doctors and Nurses who made AOH/AOMC such a great hospital, helping SO many people. I believe he is in a place of beauty and Peace that we cannot yet fathom. Sincere condolences to all who are missing him today. He was a GREAT man and patients did very well under his care. Sue Kelsey azulcool@bellsouth.net
Sue Roth Kelsey
January 18, 2021
In Honor & Memory of Dr. Fry, a brilliant surgeon & true gentleman.
I learned a lot from him at AOMC.
With heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Fry & Family.
My many prayers are with you all.
Joan Lockwood Smith
January 17, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Kim Oliver
January 17, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. What a great surgeon. Fond memories.
January 17, 2021
So hard to find the right words to praise such a fine man. The Fry family were always good friends a supportive to my parents. Dr. Fry was my doctor for many years as well as a friend. Fran was always warm and friendly. I enjoyed my association with their 3 girls as babysitter, teacher, and friend. We also shared a love for Bar Harbor. He was truly someone who will be missed.
Lynn Butterwick Reinhard
January 16, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.I worked with Dr. Fry in the operating room at Allentown Osteopathic Hospital for many years. My sincere condolences to Fran and family. Dr. Fry was the smartest and the BEST surgeon I ever worked with. A true gentleman who loved his family.He always loved my coconut cakes! Thank you for sharing him with us.
Elaine Kohan
January 12, 2021
Rob was truly one of the best people I have ever known. I was fortunate enough to spend many hours with them in their Bar Harbor home, enjoying good food, great wine, entertaining stories, and irreplaceable friendship. My sincere condolences to Fran and their family. Rob made a difference in the world.
Sandra Reed
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