Capt. Norman E. Fryer Jr., 76, a retired U.S. naval officer and state employee, died of cancer Sunday at his home in Lutherville.
Funeral services were held yesterday at Chestnut Grove Presbyterian Church in Phoenix.
Captain Fryer graduated from the Naval Academy in 1938. During 23 years of active duty, he served aboard submarines during World War II and on the USS New Jersey during the Korean War. He commanded the USS Brownson as it passed through the Suez Canal during the 1957 Egyptian-Israeli war.
While in the Navy, Captain Fryer earned a master's degree in business from George Washington University in 1955 and a master's degree in education from the University of Omaha in 1960.
He retired from the military that year and continued his studies at the University of Maryland, where he received a law degree in 1963.
During his civilian career, Captain Fryer was a procurement officer for defense contractor AAI Inc. in Cockeysville and an administrator for the state Department of Public Safety.
In 1978, he retired to his Monkton farm, called Point of View
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, the former Alison M. Wolfe; two daughters, Jane A. Fryer of Washington and Eleanor L. Bramwell of Towson; a son, Norman E. Fryer III of Anne Arundel County; a sister, Eleanor F. Daley of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.
The family suggested contributions to the Navy Relief Society, 801 N. Randolph St., Suite 1228, Arlington, Va. 22203-1989.