Educator, author and environmentalist Edward Fry died in his Laguna Beach home Sept. 2, surrounded by his family. He was 85.
"He lost his battle with leukemia, but we all know how he loved life," his wife, Cathy, wrote friends. "He especially loved teaching, whether in a Rutgers classroom or up in the hills hiking with a grandson. It was a learning experience and he made sure he learned something new every day."
Fry especially loved being a docent in Laguna Canyon.
"Ed was one of the original Red Hat Docents, the very first group of Laguna Greenbelt docents," said Mary Fegraus, founding executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation.
"He was also a major donor to the foundation, an active member of Village Laguna and was very supportive of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinners. He had Laguna groups down pat."
Fry was also a member of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club.