Mike Frey
1961 - 2019
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Mike Frey

York - SFC (Ret.) John Michael Frey, age 58, died tragically on August 21, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Valerie Ann Smith.

Mike was born in York on April 24, 1961 and graduated from Dover Area High School, class of 1979. He proudly served his country in the US Army 101st Airborne Division as a combat engineer and specialized in explosives. He was honorably discharged after 20 years of service. He worked as a manager for Plainville Brands in New Oxford. He was an avid hunter, a military enthusiast, enjoyed the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots.

He was predeceased by his mother Joyce Elaine (Gladfelter Frey) Smith and is survived by his wife Valerie; his son Jacob Frey; his step-daughter Jordyn Sliger; his father Richard Frey and Carolee Lucia-Frey; his sisters Deborah E. Ruth and husband Jeff, and Vickie L. Fazio and husband Gregory; his brothers Richard W. Frey and wife Ranie Howe, Jeffrey D. Frey and wife Stephanie, and Steven T. Frey and wife Whitney. He is also survived by in-laws, Charles and Deborah Smith; brother-in-law Stephen Smith and wife Kelly; sisters-in-law Dana Walker and husband Bernard; Christy Smith; many nieces and nephews; as well as, his former spouse Rebecca Runk.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life visitation on Wednesday from 5:00 -8:00 PM at Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 3670 E. Market St., York PA 17402 and to a attend his Funeral Service on Thursday at 11:00 am at Red Lion Bible Church, 105 Springvale Rd., Red Lion PA 17356. Interment will be held privately by the family following the service at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville PA with Military Honors provided by the United States Army Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research, 14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 2110, New York NY 10122 or Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256.

Condolences may be shared at www.beckfunerals.com

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Published in York Daily Record on Aug. 26, 2019.
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August 29, 2019
Our deepest condolences to the entire family, and may God be with you in the days ahead.
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Sharon, Joshua, and Courtney Howe
August 28, 2019
My family knew Mike through transportation out of Plainville. We are shocked and saddened and wish to offer our deepest sympathy to his family.
Amy Martin
August 28, 2019
Sending prayers to the family. RIP Mike
Tony Staub
August 27, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy that was always smiling & would crack jokes. If I was having a bad night at work when he came in that morning he would always know what to say to make my day a lil brighter. Thank u Mike for giving me a chance at a job when I didn't have faith in myself to be able to do it. Thank u for telling me I was a awesome worker them words meant alot. Thanks for your service & being a awesome boss. You'll be missed & loved.
Lisa frock
August 26, 2019
So sorry to see this...Prayers to All the Families..Sorry for your Loss.....Mike grew up to be an Outstanding Person...Thank you for your Service Mike...RIP
Tony Holtzapple
August 25, 2019
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August 25, 2019
Rest easy brother
Mark Grason
August 25, 2019
My heart is sad,just so glad I can remember Mike as he was at our Reunion. My deepest condolences to everyone that he has touched over his 58 years of life,I know I will never forget all the fun and laughs we shared in school and at our class Reunion. Love you Mike God Bless You!
Teresa Myers Wilt)
August 25, 2019
i worked with Mike when he was my Store Manager
at Shipley Stores; Toms Dover in 2001
I remember him as kind and caring boss.

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