Charles Godfrey Fries III


Charles Godfrey Fries, III, age 66, of Independence, MO, passed from this life to the next on March 2, 2013.  He was born to Charles G. Fries, Jr and Grace (Rogers) Fries on December 27, 1946 in Philadelphia, PA.  He leaves behind his wife Nancy May (Tomenga) Fries, son Aaron G. Fries, daughter Abish E. Lucker, grandchildren Serenity and Bobby, his mother Grace Fries, sister Judy Cawley (Ray), brother William Fries (Eileen), nieces, nephews, cousins, and caring friends.  He has shared responsibilities and friendships while being a part of: The Church of Jesus Christ, The Lamb of God; the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, 17th Calvary, F Troop in Vietnam (1967-1968); The National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a computer systems administrator (for which he relocated from Phila, PA and from which he retired January 4, 2013); the Greater Kansas City S Gaugers; the national and local French Bull Dog clubs.  The care and support of medical and hospice personnel and friends is greatly appreciated. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

Visits: 4


  1. Carol-Lynn Sappe nee Stewart on March 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Heart felt condolences to you and your family.
    I have fond memories of Charles as a friend, neighbor and classmate.
    His memory will continue on in the hearts of his UM64 classmates.

  2. Claire Weaver on March 2, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Condolences to friends and family. I have many memories of Charles in school at Upper Moreland. Much too young to be gone so soon.

  3. Marsha McNelly on March 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Charles. He will be missed. I have wonderful memories of you two talking and sharing with me many times. God bless you Nancy and all the family! Love you!

  4. Linda Neill Carruthers on March 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Charles’ family at this difficult time. I have many memories of him from our days at UM.

  5. John Madden on March 2, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Rest Well, Charlie. God Bless you and your family from a fellow UM 64 classmate.

  6. Robert W Maier on March 4, 2013 at 9:34 am

    My condolences in your time of grief I have many great memories from high school and Charles He will I’m sure be missed

  7. Joseph J Haggerty Jr on March 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    My condolences to my cousin Charles wife Nancy her children and grandchildren Also My Uncle Charlie and my Aunt Grace sorry to hear about your loss.

  8. Susan Freeland on March 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Alphabetically, I was seated next to Charlie in homeroom throughout high school. He was always funny and very sweet. And smart too! I see that he was a hard worker who must have loved his work and he was someone who served his country. The Class of 64 can be proud of his accomplishments. Condolences to you, your family, and friends.

  9. Kim Eichstadt on March 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I will miss seeing Charlie at the NAIC. It was always a welcome break to go down and help him with his work and talk about Star Trek.

    My condolences to the family.

  10. gary robinson on March 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    i never heard or saw charles in a negative manor. it always seems the really good people leave us too soon. he will be missed and remembered

  11. Pat Henkin on March 13, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Rest in Peace, dear Charles…I will always remember how nice you were in high school…gone too soon.
    Condolences to your family…

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