George Albert

May 21, 1935 ~ April 4, 2022

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

George Albert Frey, 86, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away April 4, 2022, under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born May 21, 1935, in Owensboro to the late Theodore Paul and Mary Alvey Frey. George was a faithful member of St. Stephen Cathedral, where he devoted many hours in service to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was a graduate of Brescia University (class of 1963) and served on the Alumni Board where he was named as a Member of the Gallery of Distinguished Alumni. George retired from Abbott Laboratories after 28 years of service working as a Sales Executive in pharmaceutical sales.

George was an avid tennis player and enjoyed playing golf. He also loved to sail, spending many weekends down at Kentucky Lake on his sailboat. George liked traveling and always enjoyed playing cards with his poker buddies. He was passionate about his work, earning top sales awards throughout his career; he loved traveling across his sales region visiting with doctors. George also enjoyed his membership in various social clubs and organizations such as The Friendship Force, The Twenty and Four Club, and The Dirty Dozen (friends from OCHS). He loved spending time with his family and was a loving and devoted husband.

Along with his parents, George is preceded in death by his sister, Ann Oberst and his brother, William Frey.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Margaret Grant Frey; his children, Paula (John) George, Kevin (Andrea) Frey, and Matt (Ashley) Frey; his grandchildren, Eli George, Samuel George, John George, Andrew Frey, Nicholas Frey, Emma Frey, William Frey, Margaret Frey, and Georgia Frey; and his siblings James Frey and Laura Goins; along with dozens of nieces and nephews.

Services will be 12:00 pm on Monday, April 11, 2022, at St. Stephen Cathedral with Father Sinoj celebrating. Burial to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, April 10 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory, with prayers being said at 6:00 pm.

Charitable donations may be made payable to St. Benedict’s Homeless Shelter, 1001 W 7th Street, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Frey. Share your messages of condolence with the family of George Albert Frey and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: April 10, 2022 3:00 pm - April 10, 2022 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Prayers: April 10, 2022 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: April 11, 2022 12:00 pm

St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. George Frey and his family will not soon be forgotten by mine. We moved next door to George and Margaret July 1967 in Thoroughbred Acres. They both were quintessential good neighbors and made us feel welcome immediately. George may have been one of the most affable people I ever encountered. He was also very smart with excellent people skills. Disliking him was impossible.

    We watched his family grow with Paula and Kevin. It was sad when they moved, but our friendship remained. George helped me get a job at Arch Drury’s clothing store and this experience allowed me to work seasonally later at Anderson’s department store. This provided additional income for college to supplement my full-time summer job. I always appreciated his act of kindness.

    Prayers for the family, which is his most precious and true legacy. Blessed to have known him.

  2. Margaret and family, I am so grateful to have known George. He was always so kind. I know George will be missed not only by his family but also by everyone that had the privilege of knowing him. I am blessed to be one of them

  3. Margaret & family, so sorry for your loss. I remember q trip to England years ago George was a funny, fun loving, gentleman. He always had a smile on his face. Rest in peace George!

  4. Mildred and I offer our sincere sympathy and condolences to Margaret and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. George and I have been good friends since high school. But after a forty year hiatus attending my career away from Owensboro I returned to renew that friendship. Since then, George, Margaret, my wife Mildred and I have traveled far and wide together, all over the Southeast, and to California and Hawaii and enjoyed many wonderful experiences together. In the past twenty years or so George and I have played a lot of golf together and with friends and have shared many memories over coffee at Great Harvest Bread Co. When our golfing declined a few years ago George established our weekly Poker group and it still persists today. We all looked forward to our Tuesday afternoon poker to be able to enjoy each other’s company. George was a very caring person and possessed many fine attributes and values, two most notable were honesty and integrity. He was the most honest person I have ever known. He was close to God and prayer and attended Holy Mass regularly. He and Margaret have established a wonderful legacy with their with daughter Paula, sons Matt and Kevin and their many loving grandchildren. Words are inadequate to describe how much we will miss him. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  5. Margaret and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God hold George in the palm of His hand.
    Joe and Maggie O’Bryan

  6. Margaret and family:
    You and George were wonderful next-door neighbors to my Dad and his wife JoAnn for many years on Parrish Avenue.

    George and my Dad enjoyed each other’s company, and backyard conversations. Our three sons used to visit Dad and JoAnn during the summer, and recall the fun times they had bonding with their Pa-Pa, and playing on your tennis court.

    When my wife Shelley and I visited Dad, I recall the many conversations George and I had about the pharmaceutical business, since we both worked in that business.

    My wife Shelley always enjoyed coming over to your house and seeing the decorating improvements you were always doing.

    I know Dad and JoAnn enjoyed keeping up with the stories George shared about your children as they grew up, and began their careers and families.

    You and George were so very thoughtful and visited Dad one last time at his funeral in October, 2017, just after his 100th birthday.

    May George Rest In Peace, he will always be remembered by so many as a thoughtful and caring man, great friend and wonderful next door neighbor.

    My best to you and your family…

    Jack Kizer

  7. A true gentleman forever… always gracious with a smile, and willing to help whenever need arise. Loved George/Margaret as a couple, true love always displayed in their company. Will be missed terribly at St Stephen, and local community..God speed and prayers George…

  8. George was a great guy! Dr. Shah and I were always glad to see him come in our office- he was so helpful,so knowledgeable, courteous and a kind gentleman.

  9. I will miss seeing George at the Distinguished Alumni Dinners. I always enjoyed his company, his advice and his criticisms. He helped me be a better person and to fully appreciate Brescia and all it has done for us.

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