Gary Frick

Obituary of Gary Frick

Gary L. Frick, Sr., 63, of Telford, PA passed away at his beloved mountain home in Fairdale, PA, Monday, June 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  Born September 30, 1953 in Sellersville, PA, he was the son of the late John C. and Pauline M. [Diehl] Frick Sr.

He was employed at Kellers Creamery, Harleysville, PA for almost 44 years as a CDL Truck driver and the shipping and receiving foreman.  He was a member of Teamsters Local 463.  His work had him in New York City on 9/11 being only 6 blocks from the second tower when it was hit.

He was a member of Tabor United Methodist Church in Woxall, PA, where he was known for the best chicken barbeque during the many years he was the head chef.

He enjoyed using his John Deere for his meticulous lawn care and numerous projects. He always had a list of chores and projects to do that never ended. “Frick's Fabrication” was his Mr. Fix it mantra.

As an avid dirt track and NASCAR fan he read his weekly racing paper until there was no ink left on the page to read.  A Tony Stewart follower, and he loved his man-cave also known as his “Home Depot/Tony Stewart Zone”.  He also devoted space to his favorite NFL player, Dan Marino.

He also enjoyed driving long distances and family road trips. He loved attending the Harford Fair of Susquehanna County each August.  As an avid country music lover he enjoyed seeing various artists in concert but Shania Twain and Hank Williams Jr. were his favorites. 

As the World's fastest shopper he could be done before you even started although he stated many times, "If it’s free, it’s for me."

 He loved to eat until his bout with Pancreatic Cancer. He looked forward to any excuse to go to the Shady Maple in Lancaster and many other Traditional American food buffets. He always had beer for his "drinking" buddies even though he hadn't been a "drinker" for over 30 years - except for his "vodka" which was good ole spring water.

He was a best friend to many and known as Grampy or Uncle Gary to all young people who knew him.  His wife, children and grandchildren were his life with his grandchildren being his shining light.

Gary was also a member of the Morwood Sportsmens Club, and former member of the Tylersport Volunteer Fire Company.  

He has been an active member of the Catherine’s Crusaders Relay for Life team and in 2017 he was asked to serve as Honorary Chairman of Susquehanna County 2017 Relay for Life.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Cindy [Arnold] Frick of Telford, PA, son, Jeffery S. (Jennifer) Frick of Montrose, PA, daughter, Jennifer (Patrick) Strickland of Montrose, PA, son, Gary Lee (Melissa) Frick  Jr. of Telford, PA, grandchildren, Madeline, Kyle, Catherine, Payton, Nevan, Gary "Lee" Frick III, Sawyer, & Hunter.

In addition to his parents, a brother, John C. Frick Jr., predeceased him.

The family would like to thank the Grand View Hospital Hospice and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart and all the family and friends who made Gary's last bucket list wish come true.

Services: 2:30 PM Saturday at Bartron Myer Funeral Home, Inc. Montrose, PA  

Visitation: 6:00-8:00 PM on Friday June 9; & One hour prior to services on Saturday at the funeral home. 

A memorial service will be held at Tabor United Methodist Church at a later date.

If desired memorial contributions may be made to either: Catherine’s Crusaders Relay for Life Team of the American Cancer Society, 712 South Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517; or Tabor United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 38 Woxall, PA.  18979.