July 19, 1941 – August 8, 2018
Steven L. Frost, 77, a long-time resident of Cumberland, Maine passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, after a lengthy illness. He was the first son of Desmond and Ervena (Carmichael) Frost. Steve always said “I was born in a manger” in Unity, Maine. He grew up in the mid-coast region of Maine, Texas, and landed in South Portland where he settled into one of his passions, car restoration, and became a renowned restorer of antique trucks, many of which are on display around the U.S. and Canada. He was co-owner of Acme Body Shop and later Dirigo Restorations.
After his retirement, Steve took on his next passion, delivering flowers for Skillins. He loved to “make ‘em smile”, he said. He enjoyed his winters in Arizona on the golf course or around the pool with his wife, Joyce, and family and friends that would visit. Steve would have been married to his “little love bug”, Joyce, 34 years on August 11. He loved get togethers with family and friends at their summer home on Thomas Pond, enjoying the fun, laughs, loons, and sunsets over Mount Washington.
Steve leaves behind his wife, Joyce Frost; his son, Dean and his wife Dorothy of Chattanooga, TN; his sister, Connie and her husband Robert York of South Portland; his sisters-in-law, Ellen and her husband Daryl Quinn, and Sally Davies; his brother-in-law, Larry Ruby; and his nieces and nephews, Tammie and her husband Dale Bradley, Kim and her husband Stan Brown, Rebecca Brown, Melissa and her husband Joe Dorazio, Liz Quinn, Lee and his wife Stacey Ruby, Sarah and Shaun Davies, Chantel and Megan Ruby; and his five great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Larry Frost, and his nephew Trevor Davies.
Special thanks to Allison Ray of Southern Maine Hospice, his caretaker.
A welcoming hour will be held on Tuesday, August 14 at 3:00 PM, with Celebration of Life Ceremony at 4:00 PM, immediately followed by a reception at Jones, Rich & Barnes on 199 Woodford Street in Portland, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prides Corner Congregational Church, 235 Pride St., Westbrook, ME 04092, or, the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, 217 Landing Rd., Westbrook, ME 04092.
- Ervena Frost, Mother
- Desmond Frost, Father
- Joyce Frost, Wife
- Dean Frost, Son
- Dorothy Frost, Daughter-in-law
- Connie York, Sister
- Robert York, Brother-in-law
- Ellen Quinn, Sister-in-law
- Daryl Quinn, Brother-in-law
- Sally Davies, Sister-in-law
- Larry Ruby, Brother-in-law
- Tammy Bradley, Niece
- Dale Bradley, Tammy's husband
- Kim Brown, Niece
- Stan Brown, Kim's husband
- Rebecca Brown, Niece
- Melissa Dorazio, Niece
- Joe Dorazio, Melissa's Husband
- Liz Quinn, Niece
- Lee Ruby, Nephew
- Stacey Ruby, Lee's wife
- Sarah Davies, Niece
- Shaun Davies, Nephew
- Chantel Ruby, Niece
- Megan Ruby, Niece
- Larry Frost, Brother
- Trevor Davies, Nephew
Prides Corner Congregational Church
235 Pride Street, Westbrook, Maine 04092
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
217 Landing Road, Westbrook, Maine 04092
- Welcoming Hour Tuesday, August 14, 2018
- Celebration of Life Ceremony Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Walllace & Lillian Savage
August 13, 2018
We are saddened to learn of Steve's passing .
Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the service as we made a day trip to Maine last Saturday to see Judy and Lillian does not feel up to another trip this soon.
Personally I had some fun times with Steve and the family in Cumberland and at Eustis. We also shared a passion with the antique vehicles.
May he rest in peace.
Hona & Bruce Longstaff-Lewis
August 12, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Steve was such a great guy and what a trooper. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Hona & Bruce
August 10, 2018
My deepest sympathy to you and the whole family. I haven't seen you two for a long time but I remember from many years ago hanging out in your mom's kitchen. Steve was such a great guy, so funny and you two were a fab couple. These pictures are awesome--especially your wedding photos! 34 years!!
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cheryl (Loeffler) Denis
August 10, 2018
Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you with much love and peaceful prayers.
Suzanne & all the rest of the Lowells
August 10, 2018
Joyce, I am so sorry for your loss. It will be impossible for me to attend on Tuesday. My memories are vague at best, but I know you belonged together (34 years tomorrow!). Will pray for your comfort, and his peace.
Denise (Buhelt) Dyer