January 13, 1948 — July 8, 2019
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Barbara E. St. Clair Frye, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Wesley Community, with her loving granddaughter, Jennifer Frye Dalbec, right by her side, holding her hand.
She was born on Jan. 13, 1948 in Glens Falls, the daughter of the late Vernon and Marguerite St. Clair.
Barbara was an office nanager for the Croteau’s Service Center in Malta for over 30 years prior to her retiring. Rhett Croteau was more like family to her than her boss.
Barbara was very active in the surrounding area speedways. She was a longtime official at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway, Devil’s Bowl Speedway and Fonda Speedway. She was inducted into the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame in 2006. For many years she looked forward to her nightly phone calls with Tracy. She also enjoyed ceramics, playing pinochle, tending to her flowers and watching car racing, especially seeing Jeff Gordon win races, and she cherished her time spent with her family. Barbara was a gracious woman. There are no words to describe all that this woman, a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was to everyone with whom she had contact. Barbara will be missed for all the acts of love, kindness, caring and the lives she touched by simply being a happy person. She was “our gem” and set an example that will never be forgotten by our family.
She is survived by her son, Glenn Winney; stepsons, Gordon Frye Jr. (Jennifer), Gerald Frye, James Frye (Roseann) and Robby Frye; sister, Sue Priest; brothers, Philip St. Clair and John St. Clair; and known as “Meme” to nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and friends who will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her “Hunny,” her husband of 50 years, Gordon “Jim” Frye Sr. (6/11/16); sisters, Patricia Brand and Ann Carden; and brother, James St. Clair.
A memorial service for Barbara will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations in honor of Barbara can be made to The New York State Stock Car Association Injured Members Benefit Fund, 10 Matthew Dr., Castleton, NY 12033.
Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care, Inc, 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Springs.
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