RONALD W. FRIES, 83, of Shadyside, Ohio,formerly of Smithfield, Ohio, died Friday, December 21, 2001 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
He was born November 14, 1918 in Wheeling, West Virginia, son of the late William R. and Carolyn Becker Fries.
He was a retired chief accountant for North American Coal Corp., a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Shadyside, former member and clerk of the Smithfield Board of Education, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Ohio Lodge#1, Wheeling A.F. & A.M.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Jean Fries.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel L. Farmer Fries; a daughter, Rona L. Matheny and her husband John of Valrico, Florida; two grandchildren, Kristen and Kevin Matheny.
Friends will be received 5-9 PM on Wednesday December 26, 2001, at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, Ohio, where services will be held at 11:00 A.M.
Thursday December 27, 2001 with the Reverend Alice L. Phillips officiating.
Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, West Virginia.