Brian Edward Frazee, aka, “The Boss”, 58, of Grantsville, MD, died Sunday, February 5, 2023, at his home.
Brian was born April 10, 1964, to Merle and Janice Frazee. Reed (wife Jane), Ronnie (wife Gina), and Rodney (wife Jennifer) are his brothers. His parents-in-law are Robert and Wanda Yommer. Carol Ann Yommer Frazee is his wife of 38 years. Caressa Frazee Ledford is their beloved daughter who is married to Mark Ledford. Brian has one granddaughter, Ariella Anna Ledford.
He grew up playing ball. Whether he was a pitcher, shortstop, or batter, he gave that position his all. After years of playing on the surrounding ball fields and traveling to tournaments, he retired from softball. He transitioned to playing golf with family, friends, and MDSHA co-workers and to riding his motorcycle with High Mountain Gospel Riders.
From the local wooded areas and fields with family and friends to Forbes Trinchera Ranch, hunting was one of Brian’s favorite pastimes. His earlier stories include hunting with family. As an older teen, he hunted with his buddy, Rick. Later, his faithful hunting sidekick, Randy, with what Brian called the “Yommer luck”, helped to increase the number of Brian’s adventurous hunting stories.
At the age of 13, Brian began earning an income by mowing lawns. Later, he pumped gas, constructed boats at Demaree Inflatable Boats, drove truck and crusher equipment for Keystone Lime Company, temporarily plowed snow for Brenneman, and retired from Maryland State Highway after 30 years of employment.
Brian had a knack for building and constructing. Little did he know that after asking Carol to the high school prom, he would three years later marry her. Shortly after their wedding, they designed and drafted their own house plans. With the help of friends and family, most consistently Bobby and Jake, Brian and Carol built their home.
Another three years and Caressa entered the world. Her vivacious personality lights up everyone’s life. She opened her “Daddy’s” eyes to all things girly: dance, cheerleading, girl scouting, etc. And, he soon became a competitive, proud pageant Dad.
Brian’s only child had to make a few adjustments when his son-in-law, Mark, joined the family. She had to share her daddy. Building, remodeling, and teaching electrical skills filled evenings and weekends. Brian and Mark bonded over their strong work ethic and their love for Caressa.
After years of praying and waiting, his family received a precious gift from God, Ariella. She has brought enormous joy to the family. From the moment she grasped his pinky in St. Louis, Ariella had Granddaddy’s heart. Whatever she needs or wants, Granddaddy knew Ariella should have it without question.
His greatest joy was being with his girls. This, also, included traveling. Visiting theme parks, standing on a dormant volcano, peering over the rim of the Grand Canyon, watching the calving of the glaciers from the deck of a cruise ship, ziplining over the Smoky Mountains, studying and debating with Mark about the mechanics of the Panama Canal, flying over darting jackrabbits in a hot air balloon, biking the GAP: Great Allegheny Passageway, and visiting all 50 states are but a few of Brian’s travel adventures.
Brian had a strong faith; he lived a life of faith and love. Attending church services, earning a degree in Biblical Studies, and having weekly tea with the Oak Dale men symbolized Brian’s desire of seeking the truth. His favorite song, “I Can Only Imagine” says it beautifully, which he is now experiencing.
A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Oak Dale Church, Salisbury, PA, with Pastor Joe Byler officiating.
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville, is assisting the family with cremation arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com.
From Carol’s heart, “For my darling, I love you, and I always will.”