~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. Wilbur ‘Bill’ F. Frost, Jr.
December 12, 1933 ~ December 27, 2018
Notification with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain Wilbur F. Frost, Jr., age 85. Captain Frost joined Delta Air Lines 01-02-1956 and retired in 1993. He is survived by his wife Frances, their children plus grand- and great grandchildren.
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Memorial Services for Captain Frost are planned for this Saturday, January 5th at the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, Florida.
~ Carol for the PCN
Obituaries................Wilbur F. Frost, Jr. of Punta Gorda, Florida
Wilbur was born on December 12, 1933 and passed away on Thursday, December 27, 2018.
Wilbur was a resident of Punta Gorda, Florida at the time of passing.
After serving in the US Army, Bill began his career flying for Delta Airlines in 1956.................
Wilbur F. Frost, Jr, 85, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away December 27, 2018 at the Port Charlotte Hospice House after suffering with Alzheimer's disease for many years. He was born December 12, 1933 in Camden, NJ. Bill grew up in Miami, Florida, where, at a very young age, he developed a passion for flying airplanes. As a teenager, he worked at the grocery to pay for his flying lessons at Brown's airport close to the home of his future wife, Frances. Frances noticed the handsome young pilot and they began to date and then married in 1955.
After serving in the US Army, Bill began his career flying for Delta Airlines in 1956. Bill had a perfect record during his 39-year career with Delta. He began his career flying DC-3s and retired in 1993 after flying L-1011s internationally.
Bill and Frances continued to live and raise their family in the Miami area. They had a love for boating and when Bill wasn't flying, they could be found out on the water enjoying many fun years with boating friends and family. After his retirement Bill and Frances purchased their last boat in Michigan and enjoyed "drifting" through the Great Lakes, past the Statue of Liberty, and many other memorable spots and they headed home to Miami.
Bill will be remembered for his love of practical jokes, close friendships, and as a loving father and husband.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Frances Frost of Punta Gorda, FL; son William Andrew Frost of Port Charlotte, FL; daughter Helen and her husband Michael Cochran of Punta Gorda, FL; son Glenn Alan Frost and his wife Donna Frost of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren Ally (Rich), Lauren (Dave), Ashley, Lindsey, Glenn Jr and 4 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur Frederick Frost Sr. and Helen Schmidt Frost, and granddaughter Jaime Lynn Cochran.
A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm, Saturday January 5, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, 25250 Airport Road, Punta Gorda Fl. 33950. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice of Port Charlotte.