Gary Frohme Obituary, Cause Of Death – The Frohme family has informed me that their grandfather, Gary Frohme, passed away peacefully in his sleep. The plans are to be implemented this summer. We will update this as we have more information. We are keeping the family in our prayers at this time. Frohme, who had been in declining health for several months before to his death on March 17, 2022 at the age of 86, passed away peacefully in his home.
Born in Wheeling, West Virginia on January 15, 1936 to parents Raymond William Frohme and Caroline Burger Frohme. After finishing high school in Triadelphia and college in West Virginia, he earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from West Virginia University. After finishing college, he took a job in Washington, D.C. with the FAA (now the Administration), where he met his future wife, Beth Newman.
The newlyweds set off for Orlando, Florida, where Kent had begun working for Martin Marietta on June 6, 1960. Since then, they’ve been inseparable. Longtime NASA subcontractor Kent began his career in 1975 at Clear Lake, Texas, with McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed, and United Space Alliance. Clear Lake is part of the greater Houston area (USA). Not only was he technically competent, but he was also a superb recruiter and teacher.
One of his favorite activities to spend time with his family was to go bowling, go camping, go hiking, go swimming, and play a variety of card games. He enjoyed playing Hearts with his kids and teaching them the game. He had a deep love for the game of bridge and had played in numerous ensembles before his untimely passing. When he was younger, he used to spend his time playing tennis. He stopped doing it to focus on coaching his kids’ baseball and soccer teams. He stayed involved in baseball after his coaching days were done by becoming an umpire for many different Pony League teams.
In addition, he was intensely interested in the topic of coin collecting and valuation, both for his own purposes and those of others. He felt it was crucial that his grandsons share his enthusiasm for baseball. He was an Elder at the Webster Presbyterian Church, where he had been a member for decades and in which he had held a variety of positions.
Kent is survived by his wife Beth, his brother Kirk and his wife Loral, his son Mike and his wife Ciscley, his daughter Judy and her husband Mike Bass, his daughter Patty and her husband Mark Glasser, and his three grandsons, Bishop Bass, Bryce Bass, and Lane Frohme-Glasser, who all called him Pop Pop. Thank you to everyone at Traditions Hospice and At Your Side Home Care for the loving care they gave to Kent in his final week of life.