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Maurice "Moe" Robert Fryer

July 20, 1957 ~ February 5, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Maurice “Moe” Fryer

SAYBROOK- Maurice “Moe” Fryer, 65, passed away February 5, 2023, in the Cleveland Clinic with his family by his side, following a valiant 10-year battle with lymphoma.

He was born in Painesville, Ohio on July 20, 1957, the son of Gaylord and Christine June (Rideout) Fryer.

Moe was a 1975 graduate of Perry High School; he completed his first two years of college at Lakeland in 1977 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degrees from Thiel College in 1979; while at Thiel he was also a member of the wrestling team, a sport he excelled at in both high school and college. 

On June 13, 1998, after 10 years of dating his best friend and one true love, he married Libby Jane Wolfe. Moe really was the most amazing husband to Libby.  The way Moe loved and cared for his parents and sister was one of his most endearing qualities; and Moe cared for Libby and her children and grandchildren the same exact way.  Even though he was a heavyweight wrestler known as “Big Moe”; he was a gentle giant with a huge tender and loving heart.

He spent 30 years working for The International Laborers Union (Local 496/Local 310), with most of those years spent at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant.  Moe could also be found helping his parents at the Perry Bargain Barn.

Moe enjoyed going to auctions, swimming in his pool, anything and everything he could do with the grandkids, that he just adored; and at night you could always count on Professional Wrestling being on his TV.  He was an avid hunter all his life and loved the outdoors.

He is survived by his mother Christine June Fryer, his loving wife Libby; her children, that he loved and cared for as his own: Scott Ketchum, Kim (James) Graycar, Katie Malasky and his son Joshua Fryer; his grandchildren: Nina Nappi, Cami Welty, Joshua Malasky and Alex Malasky; his sister Gaylinda (Joseph) Kerry; and his nieces and nephews: Michael Kerry, Joseph Kerry, Kristin (Mike) Lino, and Jennifer (Brad) Holler.

He was preceded in death by his father Gaylord in 2019 and his son Christopher Ketchum in 2013.

Funeral services will be held on Friday February 10, 2023, at Fleming-Billman Funeral Home, 526 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula; calling hours 11:00-1:00 and the funeral at 1:00.  Burial will follow in Perry Cemetery.

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Calling Hours
February 10, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors
525 W. Prospect Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Funeral Service
February 10, 2023

1:00 PM
Ashtabula Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors
525 W. Prospect Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004

Interment following funeral service
February 10, 2023

2:00 PM
Perry Cemetery
Center Rd. & Middle Ridge Rd.
Perry, OH 44081


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