Abram Harvey Frey
94, WWII vet, auto aficionado
Abram Harvey Frey, 94, a lifelong resident of Elizabethtown, formerly of 339 N. Locust Street, passed away at Brethren Village Monday, May 20, 2013.
He was the son of the late Clayton R. and Esther Mae Stauffer Frey and the husband of the late Mabel Jennings Frey.
Harvey retired after 36 1/2 years from United Shoe Company as a Machinist and traveled the U.S. and Korea with his work. He also worked at Groff’s Meats in Elizabethtown from 1983-1992 and then fulfilled his passion for cars by working at the Manheim Auto Auction from 1992-2008. He proudly served his country with the United States Navy during World War II and served in the Pacific as a torpedo man.
He was a member of St Paul’s United Methodist Church for 65 years and was a member of the Wesley Friendship Sunday School Class. Harvey was also a Mason and a member of Blue Lodge 682 as well as Lancaster Lodge of Perfection and Harrisburg Consistory. Harvey loved buying new cars and was still actively driving his new Buick at age 94. He was also a runner until he turned 60 and then he became an avid walker, walking four miles daily, well into his 80’s.
Harvey is survived by a sister: Esther Hiller, of Brethren Village; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers: Clayton V. Frey, Sr. and I. Paul Frey; and two sisters: Floy I. Jones and Sara E. Borger.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Harvey’s Life Celebration Service on his 95th birthday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 398 N. Locust St., Elizabethtown, on June 6, with The Rev. Skip Davis officiating. The family will receive friends on June 6, 2013 from 10 to 11 a.m. with the service beginning at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery where Military Honors will be rendered by the Red Rose Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 398 N. Locust St., Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or Hospice & Community Care (in memory of Mabel Frey), 685 Good Dr., Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
Arrangements entrusted to Boyer Funeral Home, Elizabethtown. To share a fond memory of Harvey, visit lifecelebration.com.