- Local Guide
Richard D. “Gabby” Frey, 85, of Wapakoneta, died at 5:36 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Wapakoneta Manor. He was born April 19, 1928, in Cincinnati, the son of Virginia (Fisher)and Louis Frey, who preceded him in death.
On March 4, 1972, he married Ruth Ann Laine, and she died May 31, 2012.
Survivors include, a son, Harry A. Frey, of Sidney; two stepsons, Warner Wolfe, of Sidney, and Richard (Martha) Wolfe, of Fort Loramie; two grandchildren, Tiffany (Ryan) Bodenhorn, of Columbus, and Cory Frey, of Sidney; a great granddaughter, Brooklyn Frey, and her mother, Stephanie Gillium; and a former wife, Mary (Schaub) Frey, of Sidney.
Dick, along with his wife, Ruth, worked as manager of Clark & Certified gas stations, in Wapakoneta.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines.
His memberships included the Moulton Gun Club; Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 691, Wapakoneta; Auglaize County Fish & Game; and the Newport Sportmens Club.
He was an avid hunter and motorcycle rider. He also enjoyed playing tennis, fishing, and shooting clay birds.
Funeral services are planned for 3 p.m. Monday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Dan Holbrook officiating.
Burial is to follow in the Pearl Cemetery, in Swanders.
The family plans to receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.