Philip Lee Fry


Philip Fry, 65, of West Hartford, beloved husband and father, died peacefully, December 27th, at home, after a brave battle with glioblastoma. He was born in Marion, Indiana, son of Virginia (Bruch) Fry Walker and the late Francis G. Fry. A Hoosier through and through, he graduated from Indiana University and began his life's work in the transit industry in his hometown. He honed his transit management skills during his 20 years in Altoona, PA where the newspaper dubbed him the "bus czar." In 1997, this midwest native and his family came to the northeast so he could become part of the CTtransit team. Over his career, he nurtured and mentored many with his enthusiasm for his profession and his steady and calm demeanor. His attention to detail and his concern for the customer drove his work. He leaves his wife of 32 years, Sandra and his two children, Emily Fry of Mystic, CT and Daniel Fry of Philadelphia, PA. He is also survived by his mother Virginia, and his sister Susan Bournique and husband Michael of Marion, Indiana,his brothers David Fry and wife Cindy of Greeley, Colorado and James Fry of San Antonio, Texas and his nieces and nephews. He loved his family, and he loved his friends, and he loved his Hoosier basketball. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, January 6 at 4 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT 06107. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Phil's memory.


Published by Hartford Courant on Dec. 29, 2017.
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Sandy, Emily and Dan

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficulty time. Take solace in reflecting on the wonderful memories you shared with Phil; husband, best friend and father to you! Cherish your memories and smile up at him.

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Sally and Shamus Biggs
Sally Biggs
January 6, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear this, worked with Phil for many, many years. He was always there for help and advice. My most sincere condolences to Sandy and the rest of the Fry family.
Rick Schreiner
January 5, 2018
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Fry family at this time. Growing up next door to them in my youth has meant a great deal to me. A lot of fond memories from a very nice family.
Mary Helms-Jones
December 31, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Fry family during this difficult time.
George Mercer
December 31, 2017
Hi Mrs Fry, so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
Neletta Cochrane
December 30, 2017
Phil was a classmate at Mississinewa and it was great to see him at the class of 1970 reunion. Same great guy we all remembered.
Bruce McKinney
December 29, 2017
Our hearts break with this news. We feel incredibly blessed to have had Phil as a friend. Hoping our thoughts and prayers can somehow be of help and solace.
Lesley & Stephan Toutain
December 29, 2017
To the Fry Family,

With my deepest sympathy, I will never forget Phil. He was one the most dry humored, yet understanding people I have ever known. We had a lot of great laughs and tears for several years. He taught me everything to know about business and people. I will never forget the day he asked me to sit in the interviews for an open position and I told him, "Do not hire that candidate, I do not have a good feeling. Trust me, you taught me please listen to me". Sure enough he did not then not long after our business years were separated and a part of me was lost. Being a single Mother, life was very difficult for me yet with his knowledge and advice he took me to better places from an Administrative Assistant up the ladder to a Regional Sales Director back around full circle to being a Nurse Supervisor as what my career initially started out to be when I met him. Phil always took pride in his work and his family. I reached out to him a few years back for I never forgot the great times we shared at work. 'Phil, you are finally with the angels. I will never forget you. Soar, and I will now go get that Motorcycle we talked about 28 years ago!' Sandy, Emily, Daniel...All my Peace and Love to You and the rest of the family. He will be sadly missed.
Marci Salyards
December 29, 2017
So sad to hear of Phil's passing. Our condolences go out to Sandy and the Fry family. The Crispino's
December 29, 2017
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