In loving memory of

William G. Frost
December 14, 1946 - July 28, 2022

William "Bill" Frost, 75, a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Shores, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022, after a long battle with progressive supranuclear palsy.

He was born Dec. 14, 1946, in New York City, to Ethel (nee Byrne) and James Frost, both now deceased.

Bill is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan (nee Daniels); daughters, Erica Panagopoulos (Peter) and Elizabeth LaRiviere (Patrick); grandchildren, Sofia Panagopoulos, Anna Panagopoulos and Ruby LaRiviere; brother, James I. J. Frost; and sister, Jane Zisa (Giuseppe).

Bill grew up in Flushing, N.Y., and attended St. Kevin Catholic School until 1960. He then went to Cathedral Seminary in Brooklyn from 1960-67, to become a priest. Next, he attended Christ the King Seminary in Olsen, N.Y., then St. Bonaventure University, from which he earned a bachelor's degree in theology in 1971. He went on to become a deacon at St. Kevin parish.

Soon after, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and reached the rank of second lieutenant. He was honorably discharged in 1978, and went on to start his own business, Bill Frost and Associates Inc., an industrial textile company.

Bill was a former Detroit Yacht Club member and former Grosse Pointe Yacht Club member, where he served as fleet measurer in 2006.

A memorial gathering will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 4-8pm at Chas. Verheyden, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Wednesday, August 3, 2022; Gathering 11:30am until the time of Mass 12 Noon at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan or The Grosse Pointe Academy.


Stacie Sloane wrote on Aug 1, 2022:

"On behalf of Zscaler and the entire team that works with Liz, we share our condolences with the entire family and community of Mr. Frost. May stories, cherished moments and loving memories bring comfort. "

Linda DeSmet wrote on Jul 30, 2022:

"A true gentleman! One I have always admired as a husband, father & friend. My sincerest condolences to Erica, Liz, Susan and their families. "

Jim Frost wrote on Jul 30, 2022:

"Best brother a person could have with whom to grow up. Many cherished memories. Outstanding husband and magnificent father "