Samuel W. Fray


Samuel W. Fray, 74, passed away the morning of Feb. 4, 2019, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Born Aug. 26, 1944, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Samuel W. Fray Sr. and Louise (Delin) Fray.
Surviving is his wife of 51 years, Susan (Bruner) Fray; their children, Todd Aaron Fray and Shelly Jo (Keith) Lewis; one grandchild, Samantha Jo Lewis, and her fiance, Jericho Snelbaker; one brother, Dave (Delores) Fray; two sisters, Jeanne (Randy) Watters and Elaine (Rich) Glidden; and several nieces and nephews.
Sam served in the National Guard from 1965 to 1969. He was employed with Youngstown Sheet and Tube in Campbell for 13 years until their closing and ESSROC (formerly Bessemer Cement) for 25 years until his retirement.
Sam enjoyed doing all the planning, shopping and cooking for the meals at home for family. He liked to read and spend time sitting on his front porch after he retired.
He was a member of First Christian Church since 1956 until it closed.
Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road. A funeral service will take place immediately following visitation at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. John Yergan officiating.
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Published on February 5, 2019
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