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James Joseph Frye

December 5, 1936 ~ December 19, 2021 (age 85)


James  Joseph  Frye, age 85 of Elwood, passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Ascension St. Vincent Mercy Hospital.

Born on December 5, 1936 in Elwood to the late James W. and Iva G. (Barrett) Frye, James married Roberta  (Reynolds) Frye on June 14, 1957. Nearly inseparable, the couple shared more than 64 years of love and life. 

James worked in production at Chrysler Corporation and retired on January 1, 1994. A great supporter of youth sports in Elwood, James was a member of the Elwood Athletic Club, and served as president of Harry Bridge's Little League for 5 years. He enjoyed watching Chicago Cubs baseball and Indiana University basketball and football.

James is survived by his wife, Roberta "Mama"  Frye of Elwood; son Kris Frye; daughter, Kim (Dan) Carey; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Sandra (Harold) Kennedy; sister-in-law, Joyce Spay; brother-in-law, Bill Reynolds; and a "multitude" of nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, James was preceded in death by a son, Kevin Frye; two brothers, Bill Frye and Willis "Buzz" Frye; sister, Mary Carey; and brother-in-law, Tom Spay.

A private funeral service will be held at Dunnichay Funeral Home in Elwood.  Burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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