John J. Frill Jr., 87, IBEW Local 743 electrician, St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic parishioner

By on June 8, 2016

John J. Frill Jr., 87, of Manheim and formerly of Sinking Spring, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Born in Reading, he was the son of the late John J. Sr. and Elizabeth Kretz Frill. He was the loving husband of Phyllis A. Valentino Frill. They were looking forward to celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary in July.

John retired as an electrician for IBEW Local 743, Reading. He graduated in 1946 from Reading High School and was a member of St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, Reading.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son: Glenn J., husband of Sonhui K. Frill, of Manheim; two grandchildren: Melissa, wife of Michael Esterly; Amanda Frill: two step-grandchildren: Kim, wife of Ehren Fairfield; Joseph, husband of Ellary Gabriel; and one step-great granddaughter: Elnora.

He was preceded in death by a son: Kerry F. Frill; and two sisters: Ella E. and Patricia J. Frill.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, 2810 St. Alban’s Drive, Sinking Spring, on Saturday, June 11, at 10 a.m. There will be a public viewing at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., with additional viewing at the church on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, Berks County.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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