GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

September 21, 2012

James Kenneth "Frosty" Frost, 81


St Petersburg, Fla. — James K. Frost, passed away peacefully after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease on July 19, 2012. He was born in Gloucester on June 19, 1931 and was the last surviving sibling out of nine children born to Arthur and Charlotte Frost. Graduating Gloucester High School in 1949 he entered the Air Force that same year on August 1, 1949. He served his country during the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired the Air Force as a Master Sargent after 22 years of service serving with the 514 Bomb Squadron and serving with the 376 Bomb wing. He received the Korean service medal, as well as Air-W-2 cluster with two bronze stars, as well as good conduct medals.

When he retired from the service he was married in 1975 to Marlene Carignan and became step father to her five children. He worked at Varian as an expeditor for 16 years until his retirement and his work ethic was admirable. Jim was a loving father and grandfather, when his grandchildren were born they brought an incredible amount of joy to his life. He was an amazing grandparent who loved being at any event going on in their lives. He loved the holidays especially Christmas with his family. He loved to visit the Air Force base and often took his two youngest step-children there and many other places. Jim eventually moved to Florida where he loved the warm weather and the relaxing atmosphere. He was lost long before his death to the Alzheimer's disease and his smile, warm heart, competitive nature, exceptional intelligence, and non judgmental attitude towards others is greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife Marlene Frost; his step-children whom he always treated as his own, Michele Gaynor wife of the late Leroy Gaynor, Pamela Amaral wife of the late Steven Amaral, Brian Carignan, Matthew Carignan and his wife Pamela Elias Carignan, Suzanne Kirvan and her husband Paul Kirvan; his grandchildren, Leroy Gaynor III, Matthew Carignan Jr., Brian LeVie, Mitchell Gaynor, Tessah Stanton, Elias Carignan, and great-grandchild Matthew Carignan III.

ARRANGEMENTS: There will be a grave side service held on September 25, at the Beachbrook Cemetery that will honor his service to his country, at 9:30 a.m., family and friends are welcome.