James Fryberger

The funny man has passed.  James “Jim” E. Fryberger Sr., 85, of Lancaster, passed away of natural causes on the 6th day of May, 2020 in his home.  Born in Ephrata, PA he was the son of Mildred and Edward Fryberger and the loving husband of Virginia M Fryberger. He was quick-witted and enjoyed telling jokes.

A painter and body man by trade, he worked for Tank Truck Rentals and Trojan Yacht.  He also owned and operated Fryberger’s Body Shop for over 30 years.  He was well known for his skills and quality of work.

Jim was an outdoors man.  He enjoyed camping and fishing in Chincoteague Virginia and deep sea fishing on the Joeboy in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  He was an avid hunter.  He hunted archery, muzzle loader and firearm deer seasons.  In his later years he participated in the Muddy Run Handicapped Hunting Program.  He was a member of the Southern Lancaster County Sportsmen Association.

One of his greatest contributions was the 20 years he spent volunteering with the Willow Street Sertoma Club.  He served as club President for 6 years.  During this time, he cooked up some of the finest fresh hand cut french fries from the club’s french fry wagon.  You may remember enjoying these fries at many of our local fireman festivals and at the Pequea Silver Mines.  Jim also volunteered his time around Christmas.  He would dress as Santa Claus and handout cookies and oranges to some of the nursing home residents in the area.  He always brought smiles to their faces and made them laugh.

Having a special place in his heart for his four-legged friends, he rescued many dogs and cats over the years.   He especially loved German Shepherds.  We are sure that he stopped at the Rainbow Bridge to take them with him into the high Heavens.

In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his son James E. Fryberger Jr., his two stepdaughters, Linda M. Morrison and Brenda J. Groff, 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Jim will be laid to rest at Conestoga Memorial Park.  A memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced by the family.  Online condolences can be given at www. cremationlancasterpa.com.   Cremation Services of Lancaster (717) 273-6283

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  • Thoughts and prayers go out to your family. My father, Bob Howett served in the Sertoma Club with Jim. I spent many long days at the Silver Minds with the fry wagon. Jim was always kind to me and told me many jokes. He was always one of my favorite of the Sertoman.

  • I’m very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Remember all the good times you shared with him as a family. You will be in our hearts & prayers.

  • Jim Fryberger Family
    I was sorry to see about the death of Jim. He was a good Sertoman and a friend to everone. He will be remembered among all his friend.

  • Sorry to hear about your loss. Always made my day at pets supplies plus when comming in for cat food. Also a pleasure seeing you two while working for golden corral. Will be missed by me. Karen from pets supplies plus.

  • Jim, Bev, Jamie, Dana and your families,
    We hope your funny memories with help you through this time. Peace be with you knowing he is no longer in pain, but at rest.
    Jeff & Dawn💕

  • Sorry for your loss. We had alot of good times in the body shop. I worked for him a little while. I would run into him down at E M herrs every now and then he would always make you laugh about something. I’m sure he will be missed.

  • Sorry for your loss he was a great guy when I got to know him he was funny joking around funny as our he is going to be missed

  • Aunt Linda an Uncle Harold so sorry for your loss. My you find peace that he is you god. Love Carmen (Roten) Freiler

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