- The ‘Great Eastern Wizard’ of the Park House hotel
- Manheim woodworker crafts bodies for Martin Guitar
- Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years
- Going, going, gone! Local beer events selling out quickly
- ‘American Idiot’ at EPAC
- Finally: the Ephrata Brewfest!
- The fallout of 11 MC bomb threats
- Memorial Day Parade
- Second Friday the 13th
- Farmers market opens May 21
Chet Frey 74, Warwick class of ‘57, Army vet
Chet Frey, 74, of Columbia, died March 14, 2014 at the Masonic Village.
He was the husband of Marilyn Splain Frey. Born in Halfville, Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Chester K. and Mamie Ober Frey.
‘Chet retired in 2004 from Fillings-Yorgey’s Cleaners where he was employed as a route driver. From 1958 through 1991, he worked for the former Rea & Derick Drug Store, now owned by CVS, and many of its former stores, retiring in management. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Columbia, graduated from WarwickHigh School in 1957 and served in the U.S Army.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters: Carol, wife of Steve Martin, Front Royal, Va., Denise, wife of Kim Haney, Columbia, Mary Beth Frey, Columbia; son: Brian Frey, Columbia; four grandchildren: Leisha and Kelly Martin, Aaron and Emily Frey; two great-grandchildren: Isabelle and Bradley Haney. His siblings: Robert Frey and his wife Arlene, Lititz; Violet Bauman, Lancaster, and Charlotte, wife of Wayne Splain, Columbia, also survive.
A sister: Doris King, preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Salem United Church of Christ, 324 Walnut St., Columbia, on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Elizabeth Nocheck officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chet’s memory may be made to the church at the above address.
Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Visit cwkraftfh.com to leave condolences for the family.