Milo “Harold” Frey
Milo “Harold” Frey, 77, a long-time resident of Muncy, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009, at the E. T. York Hospice Center in Gainesville, Fla.
Born June 21, 1931, at home in Pennsdale, he was the son of the late Milo R. and Fern May Frey (later Doebler). He attended schools in Pennsdale, Old Lycoming Twp., Loyalsock Twp. and Williamsport. He graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with mathematics major from Lycoming College in 1953. He married Dorothy Anne Lewis on July 4, 1953. He was a Lieutenant JG in the U. S. Naval Reserve, serving active duty 1954 to 1956.
Milo retired from GTE in Aug. 1992 with 40 years service as Electronics Technician, Production Supervisor, Engineer, Engineering Supervisor, and Product line Manager for Printed Circuits. He was an avid gardener, NASCAR fan, and a ham radio operator for many years. Milo was known for his skill at being able to repair small electrical appliances. After retiring, he and his wife “Dotty” (and later with his mother, Fern Doebler, and then his companion Flossie Simcox) spent their time traveling in their RV, spending winters in Reddick, Fla. He was a member of the Susquehanna Drifters Good Sam RV club.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Michael H. and April L. Frey of Exeter, New Hampshire; a daughter and son-in-law, Katherine A. Frey and Paul J. Yakubick of Winfield; one granddaughter, Andrea E. (Tony) Sellers of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; two grandsons, Alexander M. (Jennifer) Frey of Raymond, New Hampshire and Bradley C. Frey of Exeter New Hampshire; seven nephews and a niece. Also surviving are his beloved companion, Flossie Simcox, and his dog, Annie and sister-in-law, Linda Stein.
Milo, a paraplegic for over 40 years, was also active in the community in advocating the removal of physical barriers for the handicapped at numerous public buildings. He was active in Action for the Handicapped, the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, a past chairman of the Lycoming County Easter Seals Society, and a volunteer at the Williamsport Hospital Rehabilitation Center. His positive attitude and spirit was an inspiration to many.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Dorothy Lewis Frey in 2004; his brother, Henry F. Frey in 2001 and sister-in-laws, Doris Spotts Frey in 1984 and Margaret Sudlow in 2007.
At Milo’s request, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at a later date and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Milo’s memory to American Rescue Workers, 643 Elmira St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or a charity of your choice.