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Don Frueh

Obituary for Donald C. Frueh

Donald C. Frueh, 69
Donald C. Frueh went home with his Lord on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, PA; age 69 years. Don was born on July 9, 1948 at Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia, PA to the late Arnold and Elva Frueh. He was married to Wilma (Schellhas) on June 26,1971 with whom he shared 46 years of marriage; she survives him.
Don spent 45 years in Banking - the first 25 years with First Pennsylvania and Corestates Banks; and the next 20 years consulting with Ardmore Banking Advisors. He graduated from Haverford High School in 1966, Lafayette College in 1970, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 1978.
Don spent 20 years on the Board of Directors for Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries and was active on a variety of other Boards, both for and non-profit. Don loved spending time with his family and he enjoyed music, reading, and travel.
Surviving besides his wife are two children, Andrew (Karen Copeland), Salt Lake City, UT and Abigail (Kevin) Size, Buffalo, NY; and one granddaughter, Madeline.
Don’s family will receive visitors at Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, 2001 Sproul Rd, Broomall, PA 19008 on Tuesday from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral services will take place at St. John Lutheran Church, 25 Scenic Rd. Springfield, PA 19064 on Wednesday at 11:00am, where friends may call after 10:00am. Interment will follow at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 321 Belmont Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 15155, Philadelphia, PA 19130 or Grace Lutheran Church, 327 Avenue C SE, Winter Haven, FL 33880.

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03/18/18 01:42 PM #1    

Dick Lewis

My sincere sympathy to Don's family. At this point in time I don't remember which classes we had together, but I certainly remember him very fondly. From the obituary he obviously left the world a better place for having been here. Rest in peace. Dick Lewis

03/19/18 05:15 PM #2    

John Woodward

my condolences to the family. I do remember Don Frueh (pronounced Free for those that did not know him). I had a couples classes with him (Phys. Ed. was one). He was a tall young man, and, if my memory serves, a musician who played in HHS band.

03/21/18 07:28 PM #3    

Philip (Phil) Johnson

My condolences to the family as well.  I remember Don as a smart, nice guy with considerable athletic talent.  In gym class in junior high he punted the football futher than anyone.  If I recall correctly, he lived very close to Oakmont School, next to the trolley tracks which were then operated privately by a company in which his father was a VP (forgive me if I'm mistaken as that this is a sixty year old memory).  He was a very positive person, and a pleasure to have as a classmate.


03/22/18 07:12 PM #4    

Michael O'Connell

That's right, Phil.  Now that you mention it, I remember being with Don as a trolley went by.  He counted the number of passengers and said the company needed 12 to break even.  And as others have said, a big guy with a gentle nature.

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