Edward J. Frueh

September 15, 1942 ‒ September 19, 2018

Sunbury, Ohio
Formerly of Canton, Ohio

Edward J. Frueh, age 76, formerly of Canton, OH, passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Ed was born on September 15, 1942 in Akron, OH to the late Theodore and Bertha (Bay) Frueh. Ed recently moved to Sunbury to be near family after being a longtime resident of Canton.  He retired after working many years as a Foreman with the former Empire Corporation.

Mechanically inclined, he was good with his hands and at his best when finding something to fix.  He enjoyed a passion for renovating lawn tractors, especially Cub Cadets earning the nick name “The Tractor Guy” in Canton. With a passion for cars and anything that moved, he was described as a country boy at heart. Strong, hardworking, and the first to offer a helping hand, he was always there to give advice and help solve problems.

He loved his family, the ocean, anything red, a good steak dinner, and Cub Cadets, as well as time spent in his barn workshop but most of all being with his treasured family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Elaine (McGonigal); daughters; Sherie (Dan) Dearth of Stephens City, VA, Michelle (Paul) Zarlengo of Sunbury; grandson, Andrew Dearth; doggies, Susie and Tina; as well as Dean (Mary) Davis and family of Canton who was like a son, and numerous dear friends including; Dell, Ronnie, Frank and Anita.

He was preceded in death by his brother Jim (Joy) Frueh.

Friends may call from 2:00 – 4:30 PM on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 St Rt 61 (at St Rt 3) Sunbury, Ohio 43074, where Funeral Service will follow at 4:30 PM.  Larry DeWitt, Celebrant.  Graveside services will be held 10 AM Monday at Trenton Cemetery, 15495 Hartford Road, Sunbury.

DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Ed’s  family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear Sherie and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. We will keep him and your family in our prayers.
    The Mammano Family

  • Mrs. Frueh,
    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. We are in such shock and will greatly miss Mr. Frueh. He had the best attitude and he always could see the bright side of any situation.

    We will never forget his kindness, great advice and positive attitude – he was a great friend.

    Del, Kim, Anna & Ian Hensley

    • Thank you, Dell. Mom and Dad truly treasured your friendship. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • My heart is breaking for you all. I have so many wonderful memories of “dad”. He will be missed by so many but I know he is in Heaven racing motorcycles and fixing tractors.
    I love you all.

  • To the Frueh,
    Although we. the Daniel Morgan Campus family, did not personally know Ed, we knew what an incredible, loving and caring father, husband and grandfather he was. Through the love he shared with Sherie, Dan and Andrew, we witnessed first hand through his nourishment and love given to Sherie through her life. In Sherie we see the incredible attributes that he gave to her. which we see in her journey as a teacher.

    Peace to you at this time of loss.

    Miranda Delmerico