Dave Frost, a friendly face to many around the area, passed into the spiritual world Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
Dave was born in New Jersey in 1935. Dave was drawn to New Hampshire as a young man hiking the White Mountains. That experience stayed with him throughout his life. He met his lifelong love, Barbara Simons, and spent their honeymoon at the Eastern Slope Inn. Settling in Mansfield, Mass., they raised a family of five boys.
Dave's journey through his career took off while working for Smithsonian, where he designed a real time simulation software that was used to simulate real world conditions. One of his many passions being trains, Dave befriended the engineers during his commute from Mansfield to South Station Boston and they would allow him to ride up front. On occasion, Dave was able to take control of the train unbeknowst to the passengers.
He later joined OEM Controls and became the vice president of research and developement. At OEM Controls, Dave revolutionized mechanical controls in the digital era.
As Dave had always dreamed of doing, he and Barbara built his dream house in Madison. In 2001, Dave and Barbara joined the burgeoning Colby Hill Gang, which grew into a large extended family of friends and neighbors. Barbara enjoyed the beautiful area for a while until she passed away in 2005. In Dave's final years on the Hill, he ate many of his dinners with the Colby Hill Gang and started the Emergency Condition (later shortened to EC) tradition hosted at his house.
He also loved photography and would catch the most special moments of the gang and family. Dave loved making placemats and posters of the memorable moments he captured.
Dave is survived by five sons, Stephen and Ken Frost who live in Connecticut, David Frost, of South Korea, Dan Frost, of Japan, and Kirk Frost, of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; and the Colby Hill Gang.
The funeral per Dave's request will be private. In lieu of flowers of cards you may donate to: Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH, 03860.