Mark Anthony Frye, 50, of Indianapolis, was tragically struck by a vehicle while he was walking on November 7, 2020. Mark was born on January 29, 1970 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Robert and Shirley (O’Neal) Frye.
Mark attended George Washington High School. Since he was a child, Mark was always tinkering with things; taking them apart to put them back together again. His mechanical ability is what led him to have a successful career in many different trade positions from mechanics to carpentry, and even plumbing. Most recently Mark was employed at the Veridian Castleton apartments through Brookeside Properties as their maintenance supervisor.
Mark enjoyed fishing, listening to blues music, and spending time with family and friends. Humble natured, Mark never wanted to be the center of attention or praise. Mark was known as someone who could always put a smile on your face, he had an excellent sense of humor. Mark used that sense of humor to comfort others when they were upset; he was not only known as a fixer of things, but a fixer of people. His generous heart and humorous nature will be greatly missed by all of those who loved him.
Although Mark’s family is deeply saddened by his sudden passing, they are going to remember Mark as a hero, who through organ donation was able to save the lives of 7 other individuals.
Survivors include his children, Christopher and Taylor Frye; “second daughter”, Heidi Straber; his previous spouse and the mother of his children, Gina Negri; his siblings, Jeffrey O’Neal, Robert Frye, Tammy Manes, Sheila Lee, and Michelle Hobbs; his “second” family, the Donlan family; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Family and friends will gather for the visitation on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. in the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 South East Street, Indianapolis. A time for sharing memories will begin at the funeral home at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday. Face masks are required to be worn and social distancing is expected. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Indiana Donor Network Foundation; envelopes will be provided at the funeral home Saturday. Please visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory of Mark with his family.