Darin Edward Frye, accomplished contractor

October 19, 2021

Darin Edward Frye, 52, tragically passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, near his home in Lewes.

He was an original resident of Sellersville, Pa., and graduated in 1986 from Pennridge High School. Darin was the owner of Anchor Contracting, serving the lower Delaware area for the past five years, including Dewey Beer Company in Harbeson, his most recent project and biggest career achievement.

Darin was taken too soon from his wife of 27 years, Michele. For 32 years they were each other’s best friend, soulmate, reason for living and forever love. They had a love like no other and together they created a beautiful family of five children and three grandsons (to whom they were affectionately known as “Pops & Nona”). Darin was a proud Dad and Pops to them all: daughter Kayla Michele and son-in-law Chris Mills of Milton, and their three sons: Jaiden, Landon and Carson; daughters: Lauren Renee, Shelby Morgan and Erin Alexis of Lewes; and son Blake Edward, also of Lewes; Darin’s black lab, Dune, along with their dogs Lyla and Bella, were special members of this wonderful family.

Darin’s world revolved around his wife, children and grandchildren. He loved them beyond measure. Everything he did was for them. He was a huge Disney World fan and he loved Busch Gardens, especially in October, as Halloween was one of his favorite times of the year. He had trips to both of them planned for his family this year. Darin created lasting memories of many years of camping trips with his family and he loved fishing - both on the surf and in the ocean. Summer weekends he was often cruising the local waters in his boat (with his co-captain, Blake), or simply hanging out on the beach surrounded by Michele, his children, his “grands” and any other family or friends who wanted to join them.

Darin’s talents were endless. He was a great cook, especially his sausage gravy and phenomenal breakfasts (he made a great cup of coffee), his “famous” coconut shrimp and, of course, his grilled and smoked barbecue - made on his smoker that he designed and built himself.

Darin was a Philadelphia Eagles fan, was very artistic, and was a self-taught mechanic, painter, landscaper/hardscaper, designer and builder. He could make and could fix anything! His family and friends came to him often and he never let them down.

Darin was a loving son to his surviving parents, Joan Frye of Sellersville and Richard “Dick” Frye Sr. (wife, Tina) of Pennsburg, Pa. Darin’s cooking skills came to him from his mother, and he shared his love of fishing with his father. Darin was also an exceptional brother and friend to his surviving three siblings, and a beloved uncle to his five nieces and three nephews; his brother, Richard “Rich” Frye Jr. and sister-in-law Nina of Manasquan, N.J., and their children: Elizabeth, Andrew and Claudia (Darin’s goddaughter); his brother, Scott Frye of Sellersville, and his children: Gabby, Trevor and Alivia; his sister, Kristeen Frye of Sellersville, and her children: Aubrey and Kyle (Darin’s godson). He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and many cousins.

Darin had so many friends, from childhood through adulthood, and he was definitely loved and admired by them all. Darin was very funny; he was generous, he was empathetic, kind, and down-to-earth. He was a mentor, was extremely hardworking and was very dedicated to everyone and to everything he did. Darin was happy. He enjoyed his life and will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have been a part of it.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Oct. 22, at 11 a.m., at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required, and social distancing must be observed by all persons attending or participating in any aspect of the services.

Please visit Darin's Life Memorial Webpage and sign his virtual guest book at




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