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R. Craig Fry

R. CRAIG FRY

August 26, 1955 – July 26, 2020

Ronald Craig Fry (Craig) was a partner at Abrahams Kaslow and Cassman, LLP for over 30 years until his death on July 26, 2020.

Craig was born on August 26, 1955, and grew up in the town of Neligh, Nebraska. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with high distinction from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1977 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1980. He then joined the law firm of Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman, LLP, where he was proud to have worked for his entire legal career.

As a partner at the firm, he focused on general corporate and business law, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, contract drafting, real estate matters, and estate planning. He said, “My focus has always been on providing my clients with a practical solution to their legal needs and always doing the job right, not just most of the time. This takes effort, focus, and bringing the right skills to the job.”

For his efforts, Craig was recognized as a “Best Lawyers of America for Corporate Law” each year since 2011. He is past president of the Ralston Jaycees, served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Faith Westwood United Methodist Church, and was a member of the board of directors for Deposit Guaranty Omaha, N.A.

Craig was a devoted Nebraska Huskers fan and had both football and basketball season tickets. He also enjoyed golfing, tennis, and taking trips to ski in the mountains. He had a love for live music and going to concerts. But Craig’s favorite place was his home on Lake Bennington with his wife, Julie. Together, they enjoyed spending time on the water with family, and their many friends.

Craig was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Hope (Parker) Fry. Those left to remember his lively sense of humor, many experimental cocktails and caring nature include his loving and caring wife, Julie Fry; sons, Tyler of Chicago, IL; Kyle and Matthew Fry of Omaha; stepdaughters, Katlin (David) Ozinga of Pasadena, CA; Lisa Hernandez of Bennington, NE; Rachel Kinnison of Bennington, NE; Nicole Kinnison (Frank Hiffernan) of Cowpens, SC; his step-grandchildren include Wyatt, Elle, Benny, and Frances Joy; sister, Deb Bauer of Omaha, NE; and many friends and co-workers.

Memorials may be made to: University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law.

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