Lewis John Frost, of Washington, N.H., and Ft. Myers, Fla., and formerly of Vernon, passed away at home in Florida in the presence of family on Dec. 23, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer.
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He was born April 26, 1930, in South Hadley, Mass., to Lewis and Gladys (Mitchell) Frost. Lew was an accomplished artist, aerospace engineer, and author. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a Bachelor of Arts in commercial art in 1953, and graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1957. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 through 1955. Lew was an aerospace engineer for Pratt & Whitney for 35 years with numerous patents. In 1990, Pratt & Whitney and the American Society of Engineers selected Lew as the Distinguished Engineer of the Year.
Lew leaves behind his beloved wife of 56 years, MaryLou (Otis) Frost; children, Lewis Scot Frost and wife, Debbie, of Tolland, Ronald Frost and wife, Fawny, of Cape Coral, Fla., and Suzanne Maki and husband, Marc, of South Windsor; five grandchildren, Michael Lewis Frost, Kevin and Jena Maki, and Nicole and Ashley Frost; two brothers, Ronald Frost and wife, Nancy, of Export, Pa., and Arthur Frost and wife, Marilyn, of Hardwick, Mass.; and a dear sister-in-law, Pat Dorgan, of Enfield. He was predeceased by a loving grandson, Sam Frost.
His family will receive friends for memorial calling hours on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road, South Windsor.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland. Burial will be private and at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Washington Rescue Squad, Washington, NH 03280; or the Washington Congregational Church, Washington, NH 03280.
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Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home
419 Buckland Road
South Windsor, CT 06074-3709
Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30, 2012