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Janice Marie Frye

To be held at a later date

To be held at a later date


Janice Marie Frye, 85, of  Boonsboro, MD, passed away, Friday, January 8, 2021, at Doey's House.

Born Monday, March 4, 1935 in Clevelandtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Ira G. Poffenberger and the late Irene (Reeder) Poffenberger.

She graduated from Boonsboro High School in 1953, and was employed at Hoffman Chevrolet, Boonsboro Bank and later with the U. S. Postal Service for 20 years retiring in 1995.She was a member of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren and past member of the Brownsville Church of the Brethren where she served as the first female board chairman.
Janice was an avid reader who also found joy in nuturing her flower gardens at their home in Gapland. She loved to travel and enjoyed several trips to Europe. Janice loved to bake and cheering for her  Baltimore Orioles, but especially treasured her time with her family.

She is survived by her husband John Clinton Frye; three daughters, Linda J. Sayler & husband Frank of Brownsville, MD, Lisa L. Keller & husband Brad of Chestnut Grove, MD and Laura M. Frye & husband Dominic DiPietro of Gapland, MD; son, Dennis E. Frye & wife Sylvia of Antietam, MD; sister, Dolores M. Grim & husband Everard of Sharpsburg, MD; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Guest Book

John and family, our sincere sympathy to all of you. Janice was a very nice lady and always had a smile. I know you will treasure all your precious memories and good times with her. God Bless, sincerely , Gay and John

Gay and John Bartlett
Knoxville, Md 21758

Janice was just a great lady, and the type you don't find much anymore. She had a graciousness about her that just put you at ease. She also did a wonderful job raising her family. May God bless her. Bruce and Kathy

Bruce and Kathy Poole
Hagerstown, MD

Mrs. Frye is truly a role model and a gift from God. I extend my condolences to Mr. Frye and to Linda, Lisa, Laura, Dennis and families. The Lord will continue to comfort and strengthen each of you.

Rose (Andres) Ulrich
Smithsburg, MD

Laura and family., We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She will always be a part of some of our happiest memories. May God surround you in his love and give you comfort at this time. Let us know if we can do anything for you.

Pam and Tony Dercola
Sykesville, MARYLAND

So very sorry to see this sad news. Our condolences to John and the rest of the family.

Tom Clemens
Keedysville , MD

My condolences to Janice Frye's family. Sorry for your loss.

Sharon A. Murray
Martinsburg, West Virginia

Sorry for your loss. I remember all the fun times I had with your mother.

Barbara1 Tingle
Hagerstown, 44

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your loved one. I know the pain you’re going through; only time and faith can take that away. Keep all the memories you had with her in your heart and mind and know that she is in a much better place. Your entire family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Diane Mongan
Knoxville, Maryland

John Clinton : Just wanted to let you know that you and family are in our thoughts and prayers. During this period of "lock downs" ( a very new phrase and a sad one...) it adds additional frustrations in not having the actual personal communication. But you may be assured we are with you in "spirit". It mentions that services will be held later. Dick & Judi Grimm

C. Richard Grimm
Hagerstown, MD

I will always remember how kind and loving Janice was, and how she raised her children to be the same. I'm honored to have known her and her family since I was 7 years old! She will truly be missed, but the heavens have gained a new bright star.

Nan Hernandez
Hagerstown , MD

Thoughts and prayers to all. My thr Lord wrap this arms around you and help you thru this difficult time. Cherish your memories.

Wendy and Dean Tritapoe
Knoxville, MD

Janice has been a friend for a long time. Terri and I will surely miss seeing her on our visits to Maryland. The entire Hatcher family feels much grief for the loss of a beautiful friend. Prayers seeking comfort for John and this beauftiful family will continue for a long time to come. But we rejoice that Janice is now with our Lord Jesus Christ and she is certainly having a wondeful time with those that have gone to be with Jesus before her. Thoughts, prayers, love and hugs sent from all of us in South Carolina.

Jerry Hatcher
Hampton, SC

Our sincerest condolences to John, Laura and her family in the loss of their Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Janice was a very sweet woman. I am sure she will me missed. Keep your best memories close at hand. Linda and Chauncey Rohrer

Linda Rohrer
Boonsboro, MD

Sorry for your loss in our thoughts and prayers

Tater &Donna Hahn
Hagerstown, MD

Tater &Donna Hahn
Hagerstown, MD

So sad to hear of Janice's passing. We'll meet again.

Jan Tritapoe
Boonsboro, Maryland

I worked with John at the library in Hagerstown. Whenever the staff would get together for a picnic or holiday party, my husband and I would so look forward to speaking with Janice. A lovely, lovely woman. My warmest thoughts to John and the family at this most difficult time. With great affection, Lydia

Lydia Y Byrne
Clear Spring, MD

So sorry for your loss. Janice was a lovely, kind, funny woman

Kathleen OConnell
Hagerstown, MD

I was so sorry to here about Janice's passing. You need to remember that she is in a better place than this. God Bless you and keep you in his heart. Peace and love to you and your family. Rebecca, Valerie, Steven and Amy Kelbaugh.

Rebecca Kelbaugh
Hedgesville, West Virginia. 25427

My deepest of sympathies during this difficult time.

Jeff Cline
WIlliamsport , MD

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God Bless Rob & Wanda Poffenberger

Rob & Wanda Poffenberger
Sharpsburg , Maryland

Lisa and Family, We are So Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and deepest sympathies. May your memories help you through this.

Wendi & Smitty
Boonsboro , Md

So sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful lady! Prayers!

Leslie Cochran
Boonsboro, Md

Janice was a lifelong friend and a such positive representation of Southern Washington County. She was an incredible parent and demonstrated daily, her sincere love for others. jt

Jeff Taulton
Hagerstown, Maryland

Sending prayers

Cheryl Lewis
Hagerstown, MD

Dear John, friend and mentor, we were saddened to read of the passing of Janice. You, Dennis and family are in our thoughts and prayers. George & Anne

George & Anne Anikis
Hagerstown, Maryland

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