Kevin Michael Frost, a beloved figure in Butler and East Brady, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the age of 59. Surrounded by his loving family, he left behind a legacy of hard work, resourcefulness, and boundless love. Born on November 3, 1963, to George S. and Ella Julian Frost, Kevin’s life was a testament to the joy he found in the simple pleasures, his dedication to his craft, and the enduring bonds he formed with those around him.
Kevin’s journey began at Butler High School, where he graduated in 1981. His love for working with his hands led him to a career as an auto mechanic at Montgomery Ward before embarking on a long and rewarding tenure as a steelworker at Armco/AKSteel. Throughout his life, Kevin demonstrated an uncanny ability to fix and build nearly anything. Whether it was repairing cars or boats, constructing decks, or helping friends renovate their homes, he was a true craftsman, clever and resourceful in equal measure.
One of Kevin’s greatest passions was the simple joys of life. For nearly four decades, he found immense happiness in East Brady, PA, especially during the spring and summer months. River life was his calling, and he reveled in boating and water sports, sharing these experiences with family and friends. His camp by the river was a hub of joy and camaraderie, where friends gathered around a fire after long days at Red Bank, making cherished memories together.
Kevin’s adventurous spirit extended beyond the riverbanks. He loved to travel across the country to attend boat races and NASCAR events, often in the company of a close-knit crew of friends. He also played a pivotal role in the upbringing of his beloved nephew, Colton, imparting important life lessons about hard work and the value of helping others.
Though Kevin could be strong-willed and stubborn at times, his enormous heart and delightful sense of humor endeared him to all who knew him. Fondly known as “Frosty,” he was known for his generosity and unwavering loyalty. Kevin’s love for his family and friends was boundless, and those fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him could feel the warmth of his affection.
Kevin is survived by his loving parents, George and Ella Julian Frost of Butler, PA; his sisters Carla of Pittsburgh, PA; Dionne of New Orleans, LA; his brother Doug (Janet) and sister Karen of Butler, PA; his niece Lexis Frost and nephew Connor Frost of Pittsburgh, PA; and, of course, his cherished nephew Colton Frost of Butler, PA. He also leaves behind numerous relatives, extended family, and countless friends, all of whom will forever carry the memories of his love and laughter in their hearts.
In accordance with Kevin’s wishes, there will be no formal funeral services. Instead, a Celebration of Life party will be held in the near future to honor his memory and the joy he brought to the lives of everyone he touched.
Kevin Michael Frost’s journey on this earth may have come to an end, but his legacy of resourcefulness, adventure, love, and laughter will endure. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him, but the stories and memories of his life will live on as a testament to the remarkable person he was.
In the words of John Greenleaf Whittier, “For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.'” In Kevin’s case, there are no “might have beens.” His life was one lived to the fullest, and for that, we celebrate his memory with gratitude and love.