Dennis L. Fraley, age 72 and resident of Frederick County Maryland, passed away peacefully at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, Maryland on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 due to complications of cancer. Dennis was born on March 10, 1950 in Hagerstown MD and was the son of the late Bill and Louise Fraley.
He is survived by his wife, Rosanne Fraley, daughter Megan Fraley, step-son Ryan Gross & wife Samantha, sister Linda Baxter & husband Greg, 1st Cousin Nancy Lehman, step mother Irene Fraley and 5 nieces/nephews. He was pre-deceased by a brother, Jeffrey Fraley. Dennis graduated from North Hagerstown High School in Hagerstown, MD, received a performance certificate from the US Naval School of Music, and obtained a Bachelor of Arts, Music Education degree from Shepherd University. He proudly served his country for 3 years playing 1st horn in the 323rd Army Band of the Surgeon General at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. He was a musician who played and sang in many groups over the years both sacred and secular. Some of his many accomplishments are: 1st Horn Gettysburg College, Shippensburg Festival Orchestras, Otterbein church orchestra Waynesboro PA, 1st Horn and section leader of the Hagerstown Municipal Band, trumpet player for The Temptations and Four Tops when in the area, and trumpet player in TNT’s movie “Gettysburg.” His favorite top 40 bands that he played in were Long Time Comin and Studio 6 of which he was the band leader. Dennis taught for 25 years in the Frederick County School system as high school band director then elementary instrumental music teacher. He was adjunct faculty and French Horn instructor at Shepherd University. Dennis also served as President of Local 770 - American Federation of Musicians and President of Mom and Me Productions, Inc.
The family will receive friends at Resthaven Funeral Home, 9501 Catoctin Mountain Hwy (U.S. 15 North), Frederick, MD 21701 on Monday, May 9, 2022, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. A memorial service will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home at 1:00 pm on May 9, 2022, with interment being held at the Resthaven Memorial Gardens immediately following the memorial service. Flowers are welcome or you can make a donation to Hospice of Frederick County.
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