Jean Ruth Fries

February 9, 1939 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 80)


Jean Ruth (Balzer) Fries, 80, of West Deer, died July 5, 2019 at St. John’s Specialty Care Center, Mars where she had been a resident the past 6 years. She was born February 9, 1939 in Pittsburgh, to the late Howard and Ruth (Keller) Balzer. She was a 1957 graduate of Carrick High School. She was the owner of All Breed Dog Grooming for over 35 years. She was a past member of Rosedale Sportsman’s Club and East Huntingdon Sportsman’s Club. She loved to crochet, play cards, shoot pistol competitively and her dogs.

Survivors include daughters Michelle (Joshaua) Dolfi of Falkville, AL and Christy (John) Hammerman of West Deer, her son David (Deena) Fries of Petrolia; grandsons Jack and Shane Duncan, brother Howard Balzer, half sisters Bonnie Rodgers and Darlene Carns and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.

In addition to her parents she was proceeded in death by her husband David Paul Fries, Sr., and her granddaughter Sarah Lynne Duncan.

At Mrs. Fries’s request all viewing, services and burial will be private.  Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp.  Memorial contributions may be made to the West Deer Dog Shelter, 109 East Union Road, Cheswick, PA 15024.  View obituary online and leave condolences at

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West Deer Dog Shelter
109 East Union Road, Cheswick PA 15024
Tel: 1-724-265-2780

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