Charles Mark Frye
October 16, 1957 - January 18, 2018
Charles Mark Frye, affectionately known as Mark, age 60, of Newark, DE went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at Heartland Hospice House of Delaware.
Born in Abilene, Texas on October 16, 1957, he was a son of the late Robert and Evelyn (Black) Frye. In the spring of 1967, the Frye family moved to Newark as a part of a church planting project. Mark lived in Newark until leaving to attend Northeastern Christian Junior College in Villanova, PA, where he received his associates degree in music. Shortly after receiving his degree, Mark joined the police academy and graduated in May of 1981. A year later he was shot in the line of duty and retired from the Baltimore City Police Department. After the shooting, Mark moved back to Newark with his wife and two daughters to be closer to his parents. He endured a long recovery, and afterwards was employed by Three Little Baker’s Dinner Theater as the director of marketing. Several years later and until his retirement, Mark would work as an insurance agent for Allstate Insurance Company.
He faced many physical obstacles, but persevered through each one and was always determined to never give up living. As a young man, Mark was introduced to hiking and mountain climbing through his lifelong friend, Phil Williams. Like his father, he enjoyed playing golf whenever he could.
In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Bush and brother, Mike Frye. He will sadly be missed by his daughters, Melinda Martin (Dennis) and Mary Frye; grandchildren, Victoria, Brianna, Jonathan, Destiny, Gabriel, Paul, Christopher, Rebecca and Katelyn, lovingly referring to them as G-9; sister, Mari-Jan Sieradzki (Henry); niece, Katy Shaffer; and nephews, Jonthan and Matthew Shaffer.
A memorial service will be held at 3 pm on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Newark Church of Christ, 91 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the People’s House, a ministry of Newark Church of Christ, at the address listed above.