In memory of
Robert M. Frey
Read More
In memory of
Robert M. Frey
Robert M. "Bob" Frey, Esquire, 90, of Carlisle, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home with family by his side. He was born on June 22, 1928 in Quakertown and was a son of the late J. Mark Frey and Miriam (Dum) Frey. Bob, "Billy Business" to his high school friends and fellow members of the Ridge Street Gang, was a true entrepreneur, having the combination of a strong work ethic, a keen skill for spotting opportunities and the self-confidence to act on his instincts. He used these skills in both business and in civic involvement. One of his first money-making endeavors was loading his wagon with bottles of soda and selling them to the workers paving the Holly Pike during the Great Depression. He worked as a clerk in Johnston's Grocery Store from 1943 to 1953 and also worked in Blumenthal's men's clothing store. During World War II, when there was no production of automobiles because of the war effort, he bought and sold used cars. Many of his clients in later years were people who were customers in those early years, a testament to his integrity and attention to customer service. He was an astute investor in real estate, buying his first rental property, a cottage at Laurel Lake, when he was still a teenager and he remained active in real estate development all his life. He was a 1946 graduate of Carlisle High School, a 1950 graduate of Dickinson College and received his Juris Doctorate in 1953 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 1989 from the Dickinson School of Law. After serving in the U. S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean Conflict, he began the practice of law in an office on South Hanover Street under the mentorship of Merrill S. Hummel, Esquire. He would remain a fixture on South Hanover Street from 1955 until many years after his official retirement on July 1, 2009, a law practice that is continued by his son, Robert G. Frey and Stephen D. Tiley. He was respected by his colleagues for his skill and knowledge of real estate and estate law. He served on the Board of Directors of CCNB Bank. He was a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association and served a term as President. He also served as a Trustee of the Cumberland County Bar Foundation. He served on the Board of Advisors of Dickinson College, was a Trustee of the Dickinson School of Law, serving as President of the Board from 2000 to 2006 and was a Trustee Emeritus of Penn State University. Bob Frey was a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1941, serving at various times as a Trustee, member of the Building Committee and member of the Site Location Committee. He was a member of Cumberland Star Lodge No. 197, F. & A.M., St. John's Royal Arch Chapter No. 171, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, AAONMS and served as a Director of the Masonic Temple Association of Carlisle. He was also a member of Royal Arcanum and B.P.O. Elks and other local lodges. Bob lived and breathed Carlisle. At various times during his long career he served on the Boards of the Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Carlisle Citadel of the Salvation Army, the Carlisle March of Dimes, the Red Cross, Carlisle Community Chest the United Community Fund, Troop 160 of the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, the Carlisle Area Industrial Development Corporation and the Carlisle Family YMCA. He was also active in local government, serving on the Carlisle Parking Authority, 1955-1960, Carlisle Borough Council, 1960-1970, Carlisle Municipal Authority, 1972-1987, and as solicitor to the Carlisle Zoning Hearing Board, 1971-2003. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Elva F. (Hippensteel) Frey, two sons; Robert G. Frey, Esquire (and former wife, Debra and their daughters; Courtney and Angela) of Carlisle and David M. Frey (and his wife, Cristina and their sons; Andres and Luis) of Gaithersburg, MD, two sisters; Carolyn Kenworthy of Carlisle and Margaret Ferrell of Mesa, AZ, four nieces and one nephew. Bob was preceded in death by one daughter, Elaine Louise Frey who died Nov. 14, 1979. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Dr., Carlisle, PA 17013 with Rev. Dr. Jeff Gibelius officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. Viewings will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, and where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Dickinson School of Law, 150 South College St., Carlisle, PA 17013. To send condolences please visit www.Since1853.com . www.pennlive.com/obits
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home
630 South Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Past Services ╲╱
opt299:
opt312: Original
In memory of
Robert M. Frey
Robert M. "Bob" Frey, Esquire, 90, of Carlisle, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home with family by his side. He was born on June 22, 1928 in Quakertown and was a son of the late J. Mark Frey and Miriam (Dum) Frey. Bob, "Billy Business" to his high school friends and fellow members of the Ridge Street Gang, was a true entrepreneur, having the combination of a strong work ethic, a keen skill for spotting opportunities and the self-confidence to act on his instincts. He used these skills in both business and in civic involvement. One of his first money-making endeavors was loading his wagon with bottles of soda and selling them to the workers paving the Holly Pike during the Great Depression. He worked as a clerk in Johnston's Grocery Store from 1943 to 1953 and also worked in Blumenthal's men's clothing store. During World War II, when there was no production of automobiles because of the war effort, he bought and sold used cars. Many of his clients in later years were people who were customers in those early years, a testament to his integrity and attention to customer service. He was an astute investor in real estate, buying his first rental property, a cottage at Laurel Lake, when he was still a teenager and he remained active in real estate development all his life. He was a 1946 graduate of Carlisle High School, a 1950 graduate of Dickinson College and received his Juris Doctorate in 1953 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws in 1989 from the Dickinson School of Law. After serving in the U. S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps during the Korean Conflict, he began the practice of law in an office on South Hanover Street under the mentorship of Merrill S. Hummel, Esquire. He would remain a fixture on South Hanover Street from 1955 until many years after his official retirement on July 1, 2009, a law practice that is continued by his son, Robert G. Frey and Stephen D. Tiley. He was respected by his colleagues for his skill and knowledge of real estate and estate law. He served on the Board of Directors of CCNB Bank. He was a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association and served a term as President. He also served as a Trustee of the Cumberland County Bar Foundation. He served on the Board of Advisors of Dickinson College, was a Trustee of the Dickinson School of Law, serving as President of the Board from 2000 to 2006 and was a Trustee Emeritus of Penn State University. Bob Frey was a member of Second Presbyterian Church since 1941, serving at various times as a Trustee, member of the Building Committee and member of the Site Location Committee. He was a member of Cumberland Star Lodge No. 197, F. & A.M., St. John's Royal Arch Chapter No. 171, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Temple, AAONMS and served as a Director of the Masonic Temple Association of Carlisle. He was also a member of Royal Arcanum and B.P.O. Elks and other local lodges. Bob lived and breathed Carlisle. At various times during his long career he served on the Boards of the Cumberland County Historical Society, Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Carlisle Citadel of the Salvation Army, the Carlisle March of Dimes, the Red Cross, Carlisle Community Chest the United Community Fund, Troop 160 of the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, the Carlisle Area Industrial Development Corporation and the Carlisle Family YMCA. He was also active in local government, serving on the Carlisle Parking Authority, 1955-1960, Carlisle Borough Council, 1960-1970, Carlisle Municipal Authority, 1972-1987, and as solicitor to the Carlisle Zoning Hearing Board, 1971-2003. He is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Elva F. (Hippensteel) Frey, two sons; Robert G. Frey, Esquire (and former wife, Debra and their daughters; Courtney and Angela) of Carlisle and David M. Frey (and his wife, Cristina and their sons; Andres and Luis) of Gaithersburg, MD, two sisters; Carolyn Kenworthy of Carlisle and Margaret Ferrell of Mesa, AZ, four nieces and one nephew. Bob was preceded in death by one daughter, Elaine Louise Frey who died Nov. 14, 1979. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Dr., Carlisle, PA 17013 with Rev. Dr. Jeff Gibelius officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. Viewings will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, and where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Dickinson School of Law, 150 South College St., Carlisle, PA 17013. To send condolences please visit www.Since1853.com . www.pennlive.com/obits
View Full Obituary ›
Services Provided By
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home
630 South Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Past Services ╲╱
Sort
100% Money Back Guarantee
Need Help? Have Questions?