Pete Frost

February 26, 1926 ‒ December 03, 2015

Mount Vernon, Ohio

“Pete” Norland Frost, age 89, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at his home.

He was born on February 26, 1926 in Mount Vernon to the late William and Goldie (Vian) Frost.  Pete was formerly employed as a glass assembler for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. from which he retired after 35 years.  He later became a self-employed maintenance, known as the Fussy Fixer.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church here in Mount Vernon and was a veteran serving in the United States Army during WWII in the 23rd Infantry Regiment.  Pete was involved with the Station Break and loved to help out in any way he could.  He also enjoyed helping at his church, but his biggest enjoyment was simply helping people.  Pete was also well known for feeding the birds every morning with left over bread that he collected from his friends.

He is survived by two daughters, Darla Smalley of Westerville, Deborah (Michael) Cook of Marion; his son Daniel (Carmen) Frost of Sunbury; five grandchildren; Amy (Chris) Brady of Marion, Bill (Kelly) Hillier Jr. of Ashville, NC, Kaylin Frost of Worthington, Danielle and Delaney Smalley of Westerville; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Pete was preceded in death by his wife Maxine Ruth Frost; his sisters Iona Lannoy and Geraldine Hoar; and his brothers Marion Arthur Frost, Ronald Frost and Elmer Frost.

Friends may call from 12:00 PM until the time of the funeral service at 2:00 PM on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the First Baptist Church; 303 S. Edgewood Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, with Rev. Bob Hendrix and Rev. Al Cooper officiating.  Burial, with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veteran’s Council, will take place in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

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  • Our prayers are with your family. Pete will be missed. Last month on the Sunday before Veteran’s Day, Pastor Al had all the veterans come up and say their names, what branch of the military and what they did. Pete’s response was, “Army Infantry. We walked a lot.” God Bless!

  • Darla, Deborah, and Daniel and all the grandkids – what a special man your dad and grandpa was (and is still in heaven) – we feel privileged to have known your parents and called them friends. We know that Pete’s homegoing will leave a tremendous hole in your hearts and lives even as you rejoice for him at his arrival “home” with the Lord and enjoying reunions with Maxine and other family members. Our prayers are with you.

  • So sorry to learn of Pete’s passing. He will be sorely missed by all the The Station Break. He was such an active participant in all of the activities, especially the trips for which he was often a driver. He also assisted with setting up the dining area, as recently as yesterday.

    He will be long remembered and the family is in our prayers.

  • Prayers go out to the family. I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Pete well. Only know he was my mothers boyfriend before she married my father….

  • I learned to hold onto my coffee cup during visits to the Frosts’ household. Otherwise, Pete would swiftly remove it, wash it, dry it and have it tucked into the cupboard within seconds! May Pete’s gentle spirit and rye smile be among the sustaining memories during these tender days of biding him peace and good rest.

    Love ya, Danny.

    Kim Coffing

  • Debbie, Darla, and Dan- I was so sad to read of Uncle Pete’s passing. He was my last living uncle or aunt. When he and Aunt Maxine were first married, they lived in a trailer in our back yard, and they have always had a special place in my heart. God’s blessings to him and to you three and your families.
    Love you. Pat and Dave Wyant

  • To the Frost Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. He was always a kind and pleasant person and always willing to help. I know he spent countless hours working for the First Baptist Church and it’s congregation for which I am sure he is being greatly rewarded. I am also sure that if there is anything in need of repair in Heaven he is already fixing it. I pray for peace and comfort as you deal with this difficult time.

    Mike & Melanie O’Hara

  • Pete was always there at church with his little mumbled “hello.” He never had much to say to me. However, just a few weeks ago our paths crossed in the Neff’s parking lot and he went on and on about his emaculately cared-for car. That bewildered but pleased me.
    What a worker he was at church. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t fix. We’re really going to miss him! Many years ago he remodeled our shower at home so we could use it again. No problems since (of course). We should all use our talents to serve God like he did.
    My thoughts and prayers will be with you. God bless you all.

  • Danny, Darla, and Debbie your Dad was very special to all of us at First Baptist and we will miss him so much. He was always working on something at the church. What a servant and a great example to the younger men at the church. I can’t imagine the wonderful reunion with your Mom and also his church buddies Lester, Oakley, Tom and Don. We hope you find peace in knowing he is resting in the arms of Jesus.

    Our prayers and love go out to you and your families,

    Dave and Linda

  • Pete will be misses I had the honor of serving with him as a trustee at the First Baptist Church. He was a man that always did all he could to help us with our church and his talents were many. We were all blessed by his being with us. Barb and Hank Snow

  • Debbie & Mike and family we are so very sorry of the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandpa and great-grandpa. We send our thoughts, love and prayers. Keep your memories close to your heart.

  • Smalleys:

    We are so sorry to hear of your dad/grandpa’s passing. We know how very loved he was by you all. Thinking of you always and love to all!

    Love, Gary, Rhonda, Jordan, and Courtney

  • We are sorry for Deb & Mike, and all the family, for the passing of Deb’s Father. God bless you all until you see him again someday.


  • We are sorry for Deb & Mike, and all the family, for the passing of Deb’s Father. God bless you all until you see him again someday.

  • Uncle Pete will be missed by all that knew him. I can remember many years ago when I was in high school, they liked going to the skating rink. I loved watching uncle Pete and aunt Maxine skate together. I will miss seeing him in the stores. He would always make sure he said hi if he saw me. God has recieved another wonderful angel and I am sure uncle Pete and aunt Maxine are having a wonderful reunion. Love and prayers are being sent to all of you. Janelle and Kelvin

  • Cousins, it was with much sadness to learn of Uncle Pete’s passing…I pray for our Father’s arms to hold and comfort you, and reassure that it is with great rejoicing he was received to his heavenly reward. I like to think my Grandpa Ronnie is talking his ears off, saying all the things he was unable to verbalize his last years on earth…and it gives me a peace that he and Aunt Maxine are together again. They both always held a special place in my mama’s heart, so were special to me also, in their gentle kindness, devotion to God and example of marriage and family. Hugs!

  • To the Family of Pete Frost:
    I got a call at work to inform me of Pete’s passing. As you know, we had a close call a month ago when he took the ride in the helicopter to a Columbus hospital. I was so worried about him, and then the next evening my doorbell rang and there he was ! He was laughing and joking about his ride in the helicopter… You’ll never know how much I am going to miss your Dad. As his neighbor I got to know him quite well. He was involved in all my house projects with tools, wood, service, and sage advice. Even my boys and brother got to know Pete well by working with him and visiting with him.
    I spent many hours ‘sitting with him’ in his swing in the backyard, or on a chair in the garage. Every time I tried to help him with flowers or yard, he insisted we sit for awhile and talk. Every time he made devilled eggs, he would ring my doorbell and bring me ‘some broken ones’ ! He called me to come over so he could show me how he made them. He had me come over to share grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup with him…
    I can not look at his house with out expecting to see him there. He and I talked of the birds that took his bread and then came to my birdbath to soak it before eating it. We talked a lot and laughed a lot. Every week he would leave me a bag tied to my kitchen door. He thought I needed some more muffins or rolls !
    I used to tell him that God had some special stars in Heaven for him and now he
    has them. He was a very special man, Father, Grandfather, Friend and Neighbor.
    His absence has left a hole in many lives… Love to you, his Family and please know that your Dad was important to all of us. ….. And Pete, you can ring my doorbell any time… Love, Katie

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. I will always remember how is he was such a handy man. Maybe that was a requirement to live on Miller Avenue because Grandpa Fetter could fix anything, too! And remember those Golden Circle class outings? I’m pretty sure that Pete and Maxine are chatting in heaven over a cup of coffee today.

    Kelly and Sherry Clark

  • I knew Pete at Station Break and very special man he will missed a lot. My prayers with the family. But I know he is up there smiling down on us now.

  • Dear Debbie, Darla, Danny and family,
    Your parents were a big part of our family. My parents and your parents were such close friends. Can’t say enough good things about them. They were a huge part of my life. Your dad was one of the best guys ever…He was always so kind, helpful, and a wonderful person. He will be missed by all.
    So sorry for your loss. Deepest Sympathy to you all and your families.
    Jackie and Eddie McKee

  • My name is Dean Pealer. My Mother and deceased Father lived across the street from Pete. I live in Virginia now. I am so sorry to hear about Pete’s passing. I give you my prayers and blessings.

    Pete helped my mother Leta with house issues. He was always willing to help and that was a God send to me and my Mom.

    I sometimes would be lucky when I came to Mt. Vernon and see Pete and talk with him. He was always a trooper and gave me joy. We would joke some with each other and we both smiled. Truly a man that will be missed.

    Again, I send you my heart felt sorrow and hope you all will fine the comfort that God gives.

  • Debra, Darla,&Dan, I have special memories of your family. I walk and often would visit wih Pete as I was on my way. I will miss those chats! Love & Blessings, Carol ( I was out of town & missed seeing you.).