Martin K. Frye

Martin K. Frye

May 11, 1963 – May 17, 2017

Born in Fremont, NE; died in Omaha.  Marty attended Arlington High School ’81 and Midland Lutheran College ’88, and married Brenda Michaud on May 31, 1986.  Marty was the Band Director at Laurel Concord, 1988-1992; North Bend, 1992-2003; and Ralston, 2003-2017.  He led the North Bend Community Band for eleven years.  Over the last 30 years, his bands have included: Vital Signs, Charmed and Dangerous, British Invasion Band, Shifting Sands, and Dalton and Company; he was currently playing with Live Wire and Avaricious.

Preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Janet (Potter) Frye; sister, Wanita Frye; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Rosalie and Bill Michaud; sister-in-law, Sondra Jackson.  Survived by wife, Brenda (Michaud) Frye; daughter, Delanie Frye; son, Colin Frye; brothers, Curt Frye (Dianne) and Lee Frye (Barb); sisters-in-law, Nancy McCabe and Susan Perry (Kelley); brother-in-law, Kim Jackson; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, May 21st from 4pm to 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd.  FUNERAL Monday, May 22nd, 10am at Hope Presbyterian Church, 5220 S. 159th Ave.  Memorials are suggested to the Martin K. Frye Music Scholarship Fund.




  • Cathy Tibbels Posted May 18, 2017 1:29 pm

    Dear Brenda, Delanie & Colin,

    My deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.


  • Shari Kenealy Posted May 18, 2017 2:04 pm

    Brenda, Delanie, and Colin, We are so very sad to learn of Marty’s passing. Your loss will be shared by so many who Marty touched with his talent, wit, and dedication. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and sending prayers for comfort and peace. The Kenealy family

  • Spencer Justesen Posted May 18, 2017 4:25 pm

    Dear Frye Family,

    I’m so sorry about this sudden loss. He was an amazing band teacher and always strived to help everyone he could. He always had the best jokes and made my day every time I stepped into the band room. My prayers are to you and everyone hurting at this tough time.

    Spencer Justesen

  • Sandy Olson Posted May 18, 2017 5:59 pm

    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Marty was a wonderful band leader and person. Our son Jacob graduated in 2005. Jerry&Sandy Olson and family.

  • Steve & Judy Dalton Posted May 18, 2017 6:06 pm

    Brenda, Delanie and Colin;

    Marty’s passing will leave a hole in our lives. He is and has been one of our dearest friends. though miles have separated us these past several years, you folks have remained in our thoughts and in our hearts.
    We pray for comfort and healing at this time for the family…remember the wonderful gift of love and sharing you had with him these past many years.
    God bless
    Steve and Judy

  • Cheryl (Toelle) James Posted May 18, 2017 6:31 pm

    Brenda, I am so very sorry to hear about Marty. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers. Much love to you. Cheryl

  • Byron Gaskill Posted May 18, 2017 8:04 pm

    Brenda, I am sincerely so sorry to hear of your loss! I also truly regret not keeping in closer contact with Marty when he left North Bend. I last spoke with him (via email), about a year ago or so about the 432 HZ vs 440 HZ music conspiracy theory!!! (Of all things, imagine that!!!) I’m just at a loss for words…. I just can’t believe this! God bless you and Delaine and Colin in this difficult time… know in your heart that Marty truly was one of the good guys!!!!! Byron

  • Annette Worley Posted May 18, 2017 8:15 pm

    I was sad to hear of Marty passing my husband just saw him Saturday playing at the Ozone I asked him if he remembered me he said yes we shook hands. I got to know him at Ralston High School. He will be missed. God bless

  • Cheri Straw-Schmitz Posted May 18, 2017 9:30 pm

    I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Frye. He touched many young lives with his humor, enthusiasm & talent. I pray God comforts you & brings you healing.

  • Eric Richards Posted May 19, 2017 5:22 am

    Dear Brenda, Delanie & Colin,
    Please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers for you at this time. Marty was a dear friend and great source of encouragement to me when I began teaching at Midland in 2004. I know he blessed so many colleagues and students in this way with his musicianship, friendship, and great sense of humour. May God richly comfort you with His healing and peace at this difficult time.
    Rev. 21: 4-5

  • Sheryl Uehling c/o Logan View Ed. Association Posted May 19, 2017 7:00 am

    We are sending our love to your family during your time of loss. Most of us didn’t know Martin, but many of us have met Colin, and if Martin was anything like Colin, then he was really an amazing man. We send our heartfelt condolences to your entire family. We will be here to support Colin as he makes his way to Logan View this summer, as he begins his first year at Logan View. We are all so very sorry for your loss. -Logan View Education Association

  • Mary Jane Thulin and Kathy Cahill Posted May 19, 2017 9:31 am

    Marty continued his busy band schedule when he graduated. We remember the many hours he could be found in the band room. And what a talented young man. His smile was contagious and he always had a funny remark to keep everyone entertained. He will certainly be missed by all the people whose lives he has touched. and all the young people who were fortunate to have been taught by him or to whom he was a mentor. Our prayers are with the family, and special thoughts go to Lee, who we were fortunate to have taught, also. The angels will be playing “76 Trombones” as he enters heaven. Blessings!

  • Rebecca Winterfeld Posted May 19, 2017 10:46 am

    Dear Brenda and family,
    I am so sorry to read about Marty…I wish there was something I could do to help ease your pain. You are all in my prayers.

  • Betsy (Adkins) Becker Posted May 19, 2017 4:37 pm

    Brenda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mr. Frye (as I always called him) had a big impact on me during my high school band years while at Laurel-Concord.

  • Carol Ackerman Posted May 20, 2017 8:41 am

    I want to send my thoughts and prayers for you and your family , Marty was a great person for our sonrise team at Messiah as our drummer he will deeply be missed for us , we loved him- sincerely yours- Carol Ackerman

  • Randy, Michelle and Kelsi Osterman Posted May 20, 2017 9:44 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the family of Marty (Mr Frye). We were saddened to learn of Marty’s passing. His appreciation for music of all types was something that he passed on to not only his students, but to others as well. His support for live and local music in the area were second to none. That is a strong, positive legacy to leave behind. RIP Marty (Mr Frye)

  • Kevin Bonney Posted May 21, 2017 10:03 am

    Brenda and family. No words but so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Chuck & Barb LeCrone Posted May 21, 2017 4:07 pm

    We knew the Frye family when we lived in Arlington. Our Son, Dean was a year behind Marty, but they were in School plays and Band all through school. Marty only lived a couple of blocks away from us so there were always kids getting together playing football, or something in someones yard or in the park by the pool. Dean lives in San Diego & this hit him very hard as it has everyone. We’re so very sorry for your loss. It sounds he is loved by a lot of people. Such a loss.

  • Brian “Big B” Balak Posted May 21, 2017 6:14 pm

    I met Marty through a friend. Marty and I hit it off , he being a well spoken, reserved man, and I the complete opposite. As I think of Marty and our relationship and look at the numerous musical tutorials he gave me., those aren’t the lesson me that stick with me the most. What sticks is the lessons in being a loyal, loving husband and father. I thank you for everything and goods speed Maestro !

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