Tanker driver remembered as loving dad

Fund set up to aid family of man killed in I-95 crash

January 18, 2004|By Athima Chansanchai | Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF

His family wants Jackie M. Frost, 64, to be remembered as a devoted husband and father, a man who loved to sing and play golf.

They don't want the world to know him only as the driver who died Tuesday when his tanker truck fell from an overpass onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Howard County and exploded, a conflagration into which four other vehicles disappeared.

Family friends such as Eileen Porach would prefer to remember the Finksburg resident as one-half of a karaoke duo - led by his wife, Geri - who frequented restaurants and bars in Perry Hall, where the Frosts performed their renditions of country music hits.

Porach also remembered how much Frost loved his family. His sister-in-law, Tina Frock, said that Frost ate dinner every Sunday at her mother's home in Owings Mills.

A memorial fund has been established to help his wife and two daughters, Jacqueline, 15, and Jacie, 3.

Family members said Frost was looking forward to being a grandfather to a baby boy that his daughter Jacqueline is expecting in March.

He was a devoted father to Jacie, described as a "miracle baby" that the couple had prayed to have.

Frost also had four children from a previous marriage.

Memorial services for Frost will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Eline Funeral Home, 11824 Reisterstown Road in Reisterstown.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Northwest Baptist Church, 300 Westminster Road, Reisterstown.

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