Thomas Fry (1942 - 2020)

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Memorial service
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020
4:00 PM
Forest Park The Woodlands
18000 Interstate 45South
The Woodlands, TX
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Thomas B. Fry of The Woodlands, Texas lost his long battle with Parkinson's on January 20, 2020. Born in Hammond, Indiana on March 30,1942, he graduated from Hammond High in 1960. He went on to receive a BA from Princeton University in 1964, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Business School in 1965.

Tom also completed additional business school in Frankfurt, Germany in 1966. He received scholarships throughout his academic life. Education was a very high priority to him.

After their college graduations in 1964, Tom married Susan A. Elkins, his sweetheart from high school. They started their family with Peter and Christina while living in Germany. Tom began his international business career with Proctor and Gamble International.

After ten years in Germany and then Venezuela, he returned to the USA to start his own businesses. He founded Electra Start of Houston, Mobile Car Doctor, and Car Doctor Collision. He had these businesses for over 30 years. He had a passion for tennis, fishing, animals, cars, sweets, and his family. He especially enjoyed sharing his knowledge and experience with his grandchildren. He was an Eagle Scout at the age of 13 and fluent in Spanish and German.

He is preceded in death by his sister, Nancy Fry Jaeger and his sister-in-law Gail Millman Elkins.

Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Susan A. Fry, his son Peter A. Fry, his daughter, Christina Fry Christensen, his daughter-in-law Andrea Hanlon Fry, and his son-in-law Thomas Christensen. He has four grandchildren, Lauren Fry Preischel, Megan Fry, Alexander Rosales, and Connor Christensen; also, his first great-grandchild Lincoln Preischel born in December 2019. He also has brother-in-law's, Alan A. Elkins of Arizona and Grover Jaeger of Virginia. He is also blessed with nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dr Michael Dancisak will be officiating the Memorial Service. Tom will be dearly missed by family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Forest Park The Woodlands, 18000 Interstate 45South, The Woodlands, TX 77384. Dinner reception immediately after service at Forest Park The Woodlands.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to: (, SIRE-Houston's Therapeutic Equestrian Center ( , Easter Seals Greater Houston-Montgomery County Programs (, or Jaimie's Animal Rescue. (

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