Page G. Fried III, 65, Army veteran

September 29, 2006

Page G. Fried III, a retired bank employee and decorated career Army officer, died of a heart attack Monday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The longtime Timonium resident was 65.

Mr. Fried was born in Baltimore and raised on Bonaparte Avenue. He was a 1959 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a bachelor's degree in history from Loyola College in 1963 - the year he enlisted in the Army.

He served two tours with an infantry unit in Vietnam. He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded decorations including the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit and Combat Infantryman's Badge.

At his retirement in 1988, he was stationed at Fort McNair in Washington.

Mr. Fried retired in August from his civilian job at Mercantile Bank & Trust Co., where he had worked for 18 years in operations.

At his death, he was a volunteer for United Way of Central Maryland, family members said.

He also had been a lacrosse referee for many years with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Mr. Fried was an avid reader, storyteller and movie buff.

He was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Cockeysville, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. today.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, the former Linda Sachse; a son, Page G. "Ricky" Fried of Columbia; two daughters, Tracey A. Fried-Kasofsky of Baltimore and Laurie L. King of Silver Spring; and three grandchildren.

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