Theodore Allen Fries, age 83, of Waterford, died Friday, January 6, 2023. He was born in Mill Village on July 15, 1939 the son of Thelma Kerr Fries and Theodore Rynhart Fries. Ted was a hardworking, stubborn, and great man who enjoyed gardening, making things with his grandkids, watching western shows, working outside, and decorating the house for the holidays. He worked at Penn Union in Edinboro for 34 years.

Family members include his wife of 63 years, Mary Green Fries; two sons, George Fries and wife Angela, and Ted Fries and wife Cindy; a daughter, Tammy Fries; his grandchildren- Josh Fries, Ben Fries, Ashley Fries, Allison Fries, Mike Fries, Ted Fries, John Fries, Troy Fries, Ian Fries, and Kayla Smith; and his great-grandchildren- Abby Fries, Rebeka Fries, Lucas Fries, Oliver Fries, Cole Fries Springstead, and Olivia Smith.

He is further survived by his brother Fred Fries, and his sister Connie Melentello and her husband Rich.
Ted is predeceased by his son John Fries, two baby daughters who passed at birth, and his sisters Marian Gilbreth and Janet King.

A memorial service will be announced and donations may be made to the family.