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Former accountant, activist takes on a 1916 cause

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WENATCHEE — Spread sheets and subtotals once filled the workday of retired accountant Mario Fry.

These days his calculations run more toward plumb and square.

He and his wife Connie got a deal last year on a bank-owned 1916 bungalow along Wenatchee’s historic Pennsylvania Avenue.

The 65-year-old Fry is restoring the old home, almost single-handedly.

“I’m retired. We’re done with our travel thing, and I need to stay active,” says Fry, who has been battling arthritis for the past year…

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