MANCHESTER – Beverly J. Fries, 80, a long-time resident of Mount Wolf, entered into God’s eternal care on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at York Hospital.
Born November 12, 1936 in Danville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Elwood Raymond and Mary Pauline (Raup) Fries.
Ms. Fries was a graduate of Manchester High School and Temple University School of Pharmacy. Upon Graduation she worked for a few years at West York Pharmacy and the former Queen Pharmacy after, which she chose to enter the field of hospital pharmacy. She worked two years at Memorial Hospital prior to becoming Assistant Director at Harrisburg Hospital from which she retired following 22 years of service. After a year hiatus, Ms. Fries, returned to retail and worked for the former Epco Pharmacies and Thrift Drug for five years prior to full retirement. She often said she had a very satisfying and rewarding career as a pharmacist and loved her work from the day she graduated until the day she retired.
Ms. Fries was a world traveler and her interests included photography and arts and crafts. She also had an avid interest in genealogical research having traced her Fries family history from the first American settler in the early seventeen hundreds. At the time of her death, Ms. Fries was a member of Aglow, York County Heritage Trust, York County Heritage Trust Auxiliary, South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution.
Ms. Fries is survived by several cousins.
A graveside service for Ms. Fries will begin at 10:00 AM, Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Manchester Lutheran Cemetery. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Donald Belch from Eastside Assembly of God Church in East York of which Ms. Fries was a member. Those wishing to attend the graveside service shall meet at the cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Mount Wolf.
At Ms. Fries request, memorial contributions may be made to Eastside Assembly of God Church, 3430 Eastern Blvd., P.O. Box 3130, York, PA 17402 or make a donation to a local food bank; help a Veteran or simply pay a stranger a kindness in her honor.