MT. LAKE PARK - Laurel (Rell) C. Frey, Jr. age 94, of Mt. Lake Park, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Julia Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Hagerstown, MD.
Born on February 16, 1927, in Dubois, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Laurel C. Frey and Ilene (Donovan) Frey of East Liverpool, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Laurel was preceded in death by two sisters, Annetta Edwards and Mary Margaret Smith.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara (Theobald) Frey, two sons, Michael W. Frey and wife Tonia of Hagerstown, Maryland and Timothy L. Frey and wife KaTena of New Bedford Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Megan and Ashley Frey of Hagerstown, Maryland and Keana and Thaxton Frey of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Laurel was a family man and a home body and enjoyed collecting and watching old VHS taped movies over and over. His collection numbered in the hundreds over the years. In his younger years he enjoyed building and flying model airplanes with his sons.
Laurel was a 1945 graduate of Alliance High School, in Alliance Ohio, two years of Liberal Arts Work at Mount Union College, in Alliance Ohio with a major in Business Administration and Accounting and a graduate of Ohio Valley Business College in East Liverpool, Ohio.
He spent two years as a member of the Army Air Force during World War II doing clerical work for the Finance Department, was employed as a clerk in the Tin Plate Order Department of Weirton Steel Company, Weirton, West Virginia and later worked for Waterford Park in Chester, West Virginia as a Horseman’s Bookkeeper
After his move to the Oakland area in 1964 he worked as a bookkeeper for Weber’s Florist in Oakland, Maryland, and then spent 25 years working for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier in the Oakland area first on a 12 mile walking route and later a mounted route in Mt. Lake Park.
He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed sharing his faith in the door to door ministry in the local area.
At the family’s request Laurel was cremated with Potomac Valley Cremation Center of Hagerstown, Maryland assisting the Frey family.
A virtual memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24th at 1:30 p.m. For details please reach out to the Frey family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.