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Oren "Dale" Fryer

November 30, 1923 ~ August 18, 2020 (age 96)


Oren “Dale” Fryer, passed away on August 18, 2020, at Penn Highlands Brookville Hospital at the age of 96. Dale was born on November 30, 1923, to the late Ivan B. and Harriet (Miller) Fryer. He graduated from CL School. He was a veteran of World War II. He was married to Helen Laura Carrier and she preceded him in death in 2010. Dale ran a construction company called Fryer & Wonderling, he also worked for Stahlman Coal Co., C & K Coal Co., and Clear Creek State Park. He loved to work and built several Dairy Queen locations, and The Gateway Lanes which was operated by Dale and two of his friends. He enjoyed his family, hunting, playing cards, country music, and storytelling.  Dale is survived by one daughter; Sandra (Richard) London; three grandchildren; Jill (Christopher) Rhoades; Jennifer (Robert) Palmer; Jason (Heather) London; four great grandchildren; Jada Palmer; Chase Palmer; Chloe London; Caleb London; and one sister; Jean Knapp. In addition to his parents he was preceded in passing by two brothers; William and Edward. A public viewing will take place on Thursday, August 20, 2020, from 4 – 8pm at the McKinney – d’Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will be held privately for the family, but will be broadcast to the public on Friday, August 21, 2020, at 11:00am. Interment will take place at Cedarview Memorial Park, Strattanville, Clarion Co., PA. Online condolences and other information may be found by visiting   


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August 20, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main Street
Brookville, PA 15825

Funeral Service
August 21, 2020

11:00 AM
McKinney - d'Argy Funeral Home
345 Main Street
Brookville, PA 15825

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