In Memory of

Geraldine

Frost

Obituary for Geraldine Frost

Geraldine (Gerry) Frost, 85, passed away on December 9, 2020, after a lingering illness, at L’Chaim Hospice, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She was the loving and devoted wife of Samuel (Sam) Frost. They shared 65 years of marriage together.Born in New York City (Brooklyn), New York, Gerry was the daughter of Jack and Marian (Chalfin) Kafka. She graduated from Glen Cove High School in 1952. For 40 plus years, Gerry and Sam owned and operated Florida Sunshade Company, a wholesale umbrella and patio furniture business, in Oakland Park, Florida.Following her family’s Jewish faith, Gerry and Sam were among the founders and long-time members of Temple Beth Israel, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She loved to eat chocolate, ice cream, pizza, and cherries.Gerry’s hobbies were drawing sketches of Disney Characters (Mickey Mouse, a favorite), sewing, scrapbooking, crocheting, reading mystery and romance novels and watching movies (especially Agatha Christie and Danielle Steel), doing puzzles, going to the casino to play the slot machines for fun, and collecting dolls. She found pleasure tending to her Gardenias, Jasmine, and house plants and making all kinds of crafts for family and friends. Her home is filled with hand creations of fabric covered furniture, window covered curtains, and color coordinated quilts with matching crocheted afghan blankets. Gerry made extra afghan blankets and donated them to charitable organizations. Handmade with much love and care, she sewed classy clothing, quilted comforters, and decorated her home with family photos.Gerry enjoyed being a loving wife, sister, mother, and grandmother. To Sam, she was always “My Bride,” “a great lady,” and “a gift from G-d.” As a devoted wife and best friend, Gerry taught Sam how to love and delighted in holding hands and simply sitting next to her partner. She had a natural beauty, a gentle, pleasant, and quiet spirit, and a light-hearted sense of humor. When Gerry laughed, no sound would come out of her mouth, her whole body shook, and then the sound of laughter was heard. Watching her laugh made you join her even if you had no clue why she was laughing. Gerry was gracious, thoughtful, loving, and a great listener. She had a way of making people feel special and putting people at ease from the start. She did so much for her family and friends. Gerry had lifelong friendships. In her 1952 high school yearbook, friends wrote “Softness and sweetest innocence she wears,” “…ready smile for all…a good friend…soft-spoken…” Gerry was a gem to her husband, family, and friends and well-loved by all who were fortunate to be in her presence.Gerry is survived by her husband, Sam Frost, her children, Dean Frost (Cindy), Barry Frost (Celia), and Michele Frost-Bromberek (Gene), and her grandchildren, Sara Frost (daughter of Dean and Cindy) and Nathan Frost (son of Barry Frost and Chrisy Greco), and her siblings, Saralee Winter (Bernard, deceased), Helen Breslau (Niles), and Alan Kafka (Randy) and many nieces and nephews. Gerry was predeceased byher son, David Frost, and her parents, Jack and Marian Kafka.The family wishes to thank Rabbi Randy Kafka for officiating the beautiful Zoom funeral service and everyone who helped with making this possible. The family feels much gratitude for all of the people who attended Gerry’s funeral in person and on Zoom. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, Gerry. Your family and friends love you and will hold you dearly in their hearts and minds forever.Interment was December 11, 2020, at Temple Beth El Memorial Gardens, Davie, Florida.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in memory of Geraldine Frost, to any one of the following organizations:
Innocence Project(Exonerates wrongly convicted people through DNA testing.)40 Worth Street, Suite 701New York, NY 10013(212)364-5386innocenceproject.org
American Diabetes AssociationP.O. Box 7023Merrifield, VA 22116-7023(800)342-2383diabetes.org
American Heart Association(Heart, Stroke, Vascular Diseases)Address depends on region where a person lives.(800)242-8721heart.org
Arthritis FoundationP.O. Box 96280Washington, DC 20077(800)283-7800arthritis.org
The Jewish Federations of North America Address depends on region where a person lives.(212)284-6500 jewishfederations.org
Jewish National Fund(Plant a tree in Israel.)78 Randall AvenueRockville Center, NY 11570(800)542-8733usa.jnf.org