Jack Fry Celebrates Retirement

May 1, 2019

On February 9, 2019, at the Torrance/Redondo Beach Marriott, more than 200 people attended a luncheon celebrating the 39-year career of Captain II Jack Fry. A/C Robert Nelson emceed the event. Keith Saffo provided an Honor Guard team to present the colors, and Fry’s daughter, Stephanie Ferazzi, sang the National Anthem. Capt II Tim Werle served as chaplain and delivered the invocation. Retired Chief Deputy Mario Rueda presented Fry with his Service pin, and Capt II Rick Godinez presented the Relief Association retirement badge. Additional presentations were made by Retired B/C Dave Frelinger from CSFA, Capt II Randy Yslas presented Jack with a beautiful axe plaque from UFLAC, B/C Scott Anderson presented Jack’s Personal Record Book. Deputy Chief Ronnie Villanueva presented a resolution from the City Council signed by every city council member. Patrick Gutierrez (Atlanta, GA FF/PM, USMC Ret.) presented a custom shadow box with helmet shield and patch. Phil Perez, LA County Public Health presented an award from the Joint Regional Intelligence Center (JRIC). Fry’s wife Mary presented a surprise retirement gift, a print of Donald Duck as a firefighter by famous Disney artist Dave Willardson.

Many happy memories were shared including the story of one of Fry’s first haz-mat responses during which, Jack put his haz-mat jumpsuit on over his turn outs, and did so in the cab of a 96 Seagrave enroute to the incident. Harry Garvin captured the entire event with beautiful photographic memories. Thank you to everyone who attended and made this great celebration possible.

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