Larry Fry ’56 was born In Pacific Grove at Miss Murphy’s First Aid Station near the corner of Jewell Ave. and 17 Mile Drive. He attended Pacific Grove Grammar School and was the Valedictorian for Pacific Grove High School, class of 1952. Like his three brothers Fred, Donald, and Gerald, Larry achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Pacific Grove Boy Scout Troop 90. He was an avid golfer following in the footsteps of his professional golfing family. His father, Fred X. Fry, and his four uncles, known as “The Fry Brothers” were all club professionals. Larry was a Northern California Junior Amateur golf champion and qualified for the U.S. Golf Association Junior Championship in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Some of his golf partners and match competitors included Tony Lema, Tommy Jacobs, and Ken Venturi. Larry received an electrical engineering degree from SCU, earned an electronics engineering degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and a master’s in management from USC. He decided on a career in the Marines that lasted 28 prestigious years. Colonel Fry’s last assignment was director of communications, Marine Corps Headquarters. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star for combat in Vietnam. In 1981 Larry retired from the Marines and went on to work as an electrical engineer and safety/compliance engineer before retiring in 2018. At age 84, he passed away peacefully on July 5, 2019, after a courageous battle with prostate cancer at his “Cabin in the Woods,” the home he shared with his wife, Michele. Larry is survived by Michele, his wife of 32 years; children Sally Arveson (Lenny), Polly Fry, Julie Uretsky (Tom), Larry V. Fry, Tom Fry, and Jennifer Fry (Susan); stepchildren Tricia Andrada and Terry Sells (Marialice); grandchildren Ely, Valerie, Jamie, Diane, Aaron, Christina, and Jake; step-grandchildren Marissa, Justin, and Rebecca; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Laurie (Jim) Preacher and Karen (Dan) Hufford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is also survived by his first wife, Sandra Selbicky, and was preceded in death by his son, Jimmy; parents Fred and Helen; and brothers Fred Jr., Donald, Gerald, and Tom.

27 Aug 2019