A LOVING funfair worker who has delighted children for 13 years by dressing up as a very convincing Santa Claus lost his battle with cancer.
OAP Bill Fry began his jolly career performing as an elf in 1971 at a department store in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania before being promoted to the big man himself.
Bill Fry was the funfair’s main attraction for 13 years[/caption]
He died yesterday after battling liver cancer[/caption]
He began working as Father Christmas in Christmas Candylane and stayed for over a decade – becoming the highlight of children’s visit.
The Christmas-loving pensioner passed away yesterday after losing his battle with liver cancer.
He was surrounded by his family.
Hersheypark, the funfair he dedicated his Christmases to, said: “We are saddened to hear the loss of Bill Fry, who was known to many of our guests who visited Christmas Candylane.
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“For more than three decades, he delighted families with the magic of the holidays and we hope the positive impact he had on each child is a comfort to his family during this difficult time.”
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