Raymond Frick, founder of Fricker’s restaurants, dies at 72

Frick is survived by his wife, Shannon R. Frick; his children, Andrew R. Frick, Amanda

Frick is survived by his wife, Shannon R. Frick; his children, Andrew R. Frick, Amanda L. Frick and Christopher H. Frick; and his brother Robert J. Frick.

His daughter said he had a love affair with coffee, dark sunglasses, reading, and traveling, and had the ability to make everyone feel special.

“I had the privilege to see the amazing things he did for other people,” Amanda Frick said. “He was the best person I’ve ever known … and the thing he did the best was being a father.”


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Manley said Frick was a “genuinely giving, compassionate and wonderful friend,” but also was “tough as nails” and wouldn’t back down when he believed in something strongly.

Frick supported many institutions with scholarships and gifts, including Waite High School, from which he graduated in in 1964. While at Miami University, Frick played football and received his bachelor’s degree in education. He funded the Ron Frick Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Center and created the Ron Frick Scholarship for Undergraduate Athletic Trainers, in honor of his brother, who also attended Miami University.

Friends and family will be received from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary Street, Perrysburg. The service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Maumee Theatre, 601 Conant Street, Maumee.

Friends and family will be received prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider The Waite Frick Family Scholarship Fund, 301 Morrison Drive, Toledo, Ohio 43605 Attn: cashier. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.witzlershank.com.

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