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Mary Jo Frick

July 12, 1936 — January 26, 2024

Columbus, OH

Mary Josephine “Mary Jo” or “Jo” Frick was born July 12, 1936 in Newark, OH, and went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 26, 2024 while residing in Columbus, OH.  

Mary Jo grew up in Granville, OH and attended St. Francis de Sales School.  In 1952 she moved to Manayunk, PA, where she attended and graduated from St. John the Baptist School.  Manayunk is where she would come to meet Donald Frick, and they would later marry in 1955.  The two moved to Philadelphia, PA, shortly after and it was both there and Media, PA, where they raised their five children.  The family then made the move back to Newark, OH, in 1969.

Mary Jo embodied many qualities, but the most evident to her family and friends were her sharp and quick-witted comments and opinions, her sarcastic sense of humor, her keen obsession with order, polish and etiquette, her (sometimes brutal) honesty, her green thumb, her wild ability to know a little about a lot, cook without a recipe, listen to and remember the smallest detail to make you feel important and heard, her empathy, her kind-hearted demeanor, and her way of making strangers feel like anything other than one.  Most importantly, she was a devout servant of, and firm believer in, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her parents, John and Marie Pichla, her brother John Pichla, Jr., her son Michael Frick, and her husband Donald Frick.  She is survived by her four sons: Fred (Vicki) Frick, John (Kim) Frick, Stephen Frick, Dennis Frick, and daughter Bernadette (Jerame) Frick-Davies, as well as her seven grandchildren that she loved and adored: Michael Frick, Megan (Michael) Willman, Andrew (Ashley) Frick, Jared Frick, Alyssa (Casey) Justus, Alexandra Davies (Grant Lewis), and Abigaile Davies, her seven great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Oliver, Crosley, Ruby, Josephine, Romi and Oscar.  She is also survived by many friends, cousins, medical staff, and parishioners of St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, that she grew to love like her own family.  We will miss her deeply.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00a.m. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2024 at ST. BRENDAN THE NAVIGATOR CATHOLIC CHURCH, 4475 Dublin Road, Hilliard, OH 43026 with Father Bob Penhallurick, Celebrant.  Burial will be held later at Calvary Cemetery, Manayunk, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, attn: Development Department, 711 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43205 or the non-profit organization supporting ailing children:

The Tidd Family Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, OH 43026 (614)-876-1722, assisted the family.  Please visit to share your favorite memories and to send your condolences to the Frick Family.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Jo Frick, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Saint Brendan Catholic Church

4475 Dublin Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

Father Bob Penhallurick, Celebrant. Burial will be held later at Calvary Cemetery, Manayunk, PA.

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