- March 2, 1927 - June 18, 2011
- Amherst, Ohio
of Harry's Passing
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“Dear Greg and Cathy, I know it's been nearly a year since your father went to be with the Lord. I wanted to let you know that you and your mom have...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Anne Jacobs - Avon Ohio, OH
“i was looking for your number to call you and saw that Harry had passed away. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please convey my sentiments to your...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: michelle turner - grand haven, MI
“My deepest sympathy to all of you. Rene' and I have been close ever since she and Chuck moved to the house in Duncan. Charles and my father were...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy Millwood - Lake Lanier, SC
“To the Fior Family,
I just heard today of Harry's passing. My condolences to all of you!
I still remember him coming over and playing catch...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Tim Lloyd - Smyrna, TN
“Dear Mrs. Fior & Family,
We send our deepest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Fior. Growing up Mr. Fior was like my second dad. He was a kind,...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: The Lampiasi Family - Stephen, Tanya, Olivia, Isabella & Rocco - IL
“Mr Fior was a "people person". He met ordinary people and made them feel respected. I thank him for the oppportunity of meeting such a person. RIP...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Blanton-Davis - friend
“I played golf in the IAV League on Harry's team back in the 90's. We always had a good time. I know he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Terry Murello - Avon Lake, OH
“Our hearts go out to the entire Fior Family during this difficult time. We will keep you all in prayer.
God grant us the serenity to accept the...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Jeff& Tammy Abahazi
“Dear Phyllis & family,
Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your beloved husband Harry. He was our dear friend and the best neighbor a person...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Olga & George Kamoutsis - Amherst, OH
“Dear Fior family. I was glad to see Uncle Harry at my dads funeral so I could thank him for visiting with my dad. I have alot of memories of coming...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: diana innocenti-shaffer - OH
“I only spent a few weeks with you and your family Mr Fior but the time I did I was treated as family I have some memories few yes but none the...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Lesley - friend
“Greg,sorry to here about your dad.I always enjoyed talking to him and respected him as a friend and a very competative fellow contractor.I am sorry I...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Thomas Resar - Elyria, OH
“You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking of you
13 of 21 | Posted by: Jon and Lois Crouch
“Thoughts and prayers to the Fior family at this very sad time.
Mike Griffith & Family
14 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Griffith - OH
“Dear Uncle Harry, Thanks for being such a loving big brother to my mom. She loves you so much and it's hard to see how very sad she is. I'll miss...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Cathy Bascone Stitak - Lorain, OH
“Our hearts go out to the entire Fior family in your time of loss. You will remail in our prayers.
16 of 21 | Posted by: John, Kathy, Mitch & Will Sroka - OH
“Sorry hear about Harry. I can't make it to see him at funeral it is to far for me to walk. If it was closer I can make it. I have another app't I...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Carol Drexler - Lorain, OH
“It's all that is shared over the years that makes someone so very special. My deepest sympathy and heart felt prayers go out to everyone.
God...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Wally Ermi
“Poppy Fior was an great man, carpenter, and mentor. When I think about him I think about three separate occasions. Number one was back when his...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Sean Muir - Oberlin, OH
The ball game is just starting. It's not over yet!
Thanks for always being there for me.
Tonight your in the arms of the Angels...May you...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Steve Bialko - Son in Law
“Love you dad. You will be missed terribly. You won't have to ask what channel the Indians game is on anymore....you'll have a birdseye view and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: bobbi - daughter
Harry Fior, age 84, of Amherst, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Amherst Hospital.
Harry was born on March 2, 1927 in Lorain, Ohio to the late Anthony D. and Frances (nee Nowicki) Fior. He was a 1944 graduate of Lorain High School where he was a member of the football team. His 1943 undefeated team was inducted into the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on April 10, 1945 and served as a Seaman First Class and was honorably discharged on August 23, 1946.
After his discharge from the U.S. Navy he graduated with honors from the Chicago Technical School where he studied estimating and contracting.
In 1949 he started his own construction business, H. Fior General Contractor Inc., his company built and renovated numerous buildings in Lorain County. His first project was the I.A.V. and his company went on to build several Meyer Goldberg Grocery Stores, Ridge Tool, Sacred Heart Chapel, St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Amherst St. Joseph Social Hall, Lakeview Beach Boardwalk, Germans Villa, Lorain Public Library, Lorain County Veterans Park, Huron Post Office and numerous banks and physicians offices.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst, Knights of Columbus, I.A.V., P.L.A.V., Noon Day- Amherst and the Oberlin Golf Club. He served as the youngest president of the Carpenters Union Local 705 and was instrumental in starting a pension for the Carpenter Union. He sponsored several golf and softball teams in Amherst.
Harry loved spending time at his cabin in Tidioute, PA with his family and friends. He also enjoyed playing golf, bowling and his dog.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis (nee Pienoski) Fior; Son, Gregory H. (Cathy), of Amherst; daughters, Rene F. (Chuck) Corne, of Landrum, South Carolina, Cynthia (Bill) VanDerweerd, of Amherst, Barbara (Steve) Bialko, of Amherst, Felicia (Bill) Fior-Nossek, of Huron and Dominique (Rick) Sorbo, of Lorain; grandchildren, Matthew, Natalie and Anthony Fior, Justin and Nicholas Hopkins and Christopher and Alex Bialko; 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Dolores (Leo) Bascone, of Lorain.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brothers, Raymond and Eugene Fior.
The Fior family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral and Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be said on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral center followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amherst, 200 St. Joseph Drive. Rev. Fr. Lawrence Martello, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.
The family suggest donations be made in his name to St. Joseph School for the education of students.
Online condolences may be left for the Fior Family at www.dovinreberjones.com