Frost, Sr., John Russell

December 09, 2004

After a brief illness, RUSSELL joined his beloved wife Helen on November 17, 2004. Russell and Helen were married 63 years when she died. Surviving Russell are his son John R. Frost, Jr. and wife Deborah Lee and his daughter Nancy Frost Banister and her husband Price. There were four grandchildren: Sandra Helen Frost Yost Danwit and her husband Richard, John Russell Frost, III, Melissa Frost Bishy and her husband Ramie, and Amy Lauren Frost. There is one great-grandchild: Laurie Nicole Yost. Russell would have been 91 on December 19, 2004. He lived a very long and happy life but longed to join Helen and could tell you at any time how many years, months, weeks, days and hours since she left his side in 1997. Russell was born on Belnord Avenue in East Baltimore and lived most of his life in the suburbs until 1980 when he and Helen moved to the Arnold/Annapolis area. They lived in Downs on the Severn for 18 years and Russell only recently relocated to Jacksonville, Florida with his daughter and son-in-law Price. Russell's extended family numbers in the hundreds because everyone who met him loved him and was adopted by him into his family. He was a peacemaker. He loved to feed folks. The subject was always food and it was his greatest pleasure to eat with his family and friends. Russell's hobbies were gardening, feeding the wildlife no matter where he lived, decorating for any holidays, cooking and entertaining. Russell spent 40 years working for Bethlehem Steel. He started in the hand galvanize mill at age 19. Interment is private at Lakemont Cemetery in Davidsonville, Maryland. On January 25th, 2004, at 11 A.M., there will be a memorial service at College Parkway Baptist Church, 301 College Parkway, Arnold, Maryland 21012, with a luncheon following for all who wish to greet Russell's family. Always upbeat and fun to be with, he will be missed by all who knew him.

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