Clyde W. "Jack" Frost, 79, a longtime resident, passed away March 7, 2013, at his home.
Jack was born in Danbury, Conn., on Sept. 29, 1933, the son of Hollis and Agnes I. (Hawley) Frost. Jack attended Danbury High School, Dean Academy, and The Colorado School of Mines where he graduated with his degree as a Mining Engineer.
Jack was a member of the Navy, serving aboard the Aircraft Carrier "Midway" as an Aviation Electronics Technician during the Korean Conflict
. His tour included two Mediterranean cruises.
Jack went to work for Colorado Fuel and Iron as an Exploration Engineer on the White Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona, then U.S. Gypsum as Quarry Superintendant in Western Massachusetts, and Ingersoll-Rand as a sales engineer.
Jack with his partners, Stavens Brothers, formed Stavens and Frost which is now known as Frost Wells and Pumps, and has owned and operated the business since 1965.
Jack was very civically involved in his community. He was a past Rotarian
, a Lister and Selectman in Dorset for 12 years, retiring in October of 2004, and a member of the United Church of Christ of Dorset and East Rupert. Jack was an avid skier and became very involved with the Ski Patrol and Ski Racing Programs, first at Bromley, then at Stratton. In the early 1970's, he built a ski tow at the family property.
Jack is survived by his children David Frost and his wife, Barbara of Lenox, Mass., Daniel Frost and Jill Bradley of East Dorset, Michael Frost and his wife, Karen of Charlotte, Robert Frost and his wife, Ann of Hinesburg, and Heidi Frost and her husband, Ed Torres of Norwalk, Conn.; his step-children, Andrew Hazelton and Margaret Rosa of Manchester, Robert Hazelton and his wife, Elizabeth of Richmond, Va., and Amy Martin and her husband, John of Avon, Conn., 20 grandchildren and three great -grandchildren.
Jack was predeceased by his wife, Sarah Longacre Frost, formerly Sarah L. Hazelton who died March 25, 2011, and their granddaughter, Gracie Hazelton.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A celebration of the life of Clyde W. "Jack" Frost will be held Friday, March 15, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Dorset and East Rupert. The Rev. Dr. James Gray will officiate. Interment will be private. There are no visiting hours.
If friends desire, gifts in Jack's memory may be made to the United Church of Christ of Dorset and East Rupert, or Manchester Health Services, c/o Brewster & Shea Funeral Home P.O. Box 885 Manchester Center, Vermont. To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Home, 34 Park Place Manchester Center, VT.