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Donald R. Fry, retired Buffalo police captain

Dec. 28, 1948 – Jan. 24, 2014

Donald R. Fry, a retired Buffalo Police captain, died unexpectedly last Friday in his North Buffalo home. He was 65.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central Technical High School and the University at Buffalo. After serving with the Army in the Vietnam War, he was a member of the Army Reserve and the Navy Reserve.

He joined the Buffalo Police Department in 1980 and retired with the rank of captain in March 2007.

His assignments included the Colvin Station, the Northwest District, the South District and the Burglary Task Force.

His wife, Mary Jane “Sissy” Winkler Fry, died in 2004.

Survivors include two brothers, Brian R. and Warren H.; and a sister, Marcia C.

A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m. today in Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home, 1306 Hertel Ave.

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