Dr. Gene T. Fries

Dr. Gene T. Fries, 84, died Jan. 22, 2013, in The Highlands at Wyomissing.

He was the husband of Florence S. (Frey) Fries.

Born in Vandling, Pa., he was a son of the late Russell B. and Delma E. (Fitz) Fries.

He was a graduate of Vandling High School, 1946; Scranton University, BS Chemistry, 1950; Master’s Degree, Syracuse University, 1951; M.D. Hahnemann University 1955 and University of Michigan, Clinical Pathology, 1964.

Dr. Fries was a pathologist working at both Williamsport Hospital and Geisinger Medical Center.

Gene was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of West Lawn United Methodist Church.

Gene was a loving husband and proud father of his children: Douglas, husband of Lisa, Williamsport; Michael, husband of Carol, Coopersburg; Ted, husband of Jean, Fleetwood; and Dr. Jennifer Frey, wife of Dr. Neil Thakur. There are two brothers, Jack and Richard, both of Vandling, Pa., and one sister, Joan Bartholomay, Honesdale, Pa. Nine grandchildren also survive him.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, 4900 Girard Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.kuhnfuneralhome.com.