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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Robert “Harry” Frye, 90 – Coal Miner

Mr. Robert “Harry” Frye, age 90, of Quakake, died recently at his home.

Born in Hosensock he was the son of the late John & Emma (Garber) Frye.

He attended Quakake schools and had been employed in tunnel construction but was a coal miner most of his life.

He was a member of the Bears Head Sportsman’s Club, the Barren Acres Gun Club and the former Still Creek Rod and Gun Club.

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Preceding him in death were 2 sons George Hartranft and Richard Frye and brothers John, James and Bill Lyons and Charlie, Howard, John, Tom, Louis, Lawrence, David, Daniel and James Frye and a sister Carrie Kranch.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years the former Mary Ann Hartranft, children Mary Ann “Cookie” Osenbach and her husband David of Delano, Roy Johnson and his wife Donna of Delano, Robert Frye of Quakake and Barbara Polusky of Delano, sisters Amanda Southam of Andreas, Sadie Kachmar of Tamaqua, Marion Stankewicz of New Ringgold, Ethel Thompson of Quakake and Mae Hope of Tamaqua as well as grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Following COVID 19 Social Distancing guidelines relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 AM at David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City.

Interment will follow at Sky View Memorial Park in Hometown. The guest book can be signed at for more information.

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