Gary Froestad

August 2, 1960August 5, 2018
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Gary Froestad, 58, of Stafford passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018. Born August 2, 1960 in Brooklyn, New York to Martin and Astrid (Skytt) Froestad; Gary was the oldest of three. After graduating high-school, Gary joined the Navy in January 1979 and served his country for twenty-five years. On July 28, 1995 Gary married Barbara Arnold of Pascagoula, Mississippi. After several moves with the military, Gary and his family settled in Fredericksburg, Virginia in the early 2000s. Throughout his life Gary was an avid golfer. He was a member at the Augustine Golf Club, where last year he shot his second hole-in-one. Gary is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; and his six children; Mandy Froestad, Jessica McGanty (Nathan), Heather Arnold, Justin Arnold, Matthew Froestad (Ashley), and Tyler Froestad. Gary had five grandchildren, Morgan, DaShaun, Ciera, Madison, and Mason. Gary is also survived by his mother, Astrid; and his two sisters, Janice, and Karyn. He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Froestad. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service, Fredericksburg Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Yellow Ribbon Fund at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

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Vincent Casolaro

October 21, 2018

We were close friends in the early 70s. I remember playing Beatle albums in your basement and us trying to emulate them with air guitars and mics. Going to Radio City with your dad was a blast. Memory is weak but I think we were in the Boy Scouts or Webelos together. RIP ole friend.

Kathleen Borozny-otero

August 15, 2018

My deepest sympathy to you all! My last memory was the Jackson Memorial high school 75th anniversary. Great football game and going to the bar in Jackson for drinks. Rest in peace, Gary.

Meg Warren

August 10, 2018

Hey G,
I can't believe you are gone. Thank you for being my VSE big brother and for sharing your lunch on more than one occasion since I was always broke. I will miss you but we will meet again some day,