In Memory of Steve Frosch
For everyone that knew Steve Frosch...You knew how great of a person he was... A proud father of 4 beautiful children, a loving husband, and a loyal friend. He served the people of NYC for 19 years... 5 years for NYPD and 14 years for DSNY. Let's all come together and help one of our own...RIP Steve. ~ Barry Quinn Q13
As of this moment the GoFundMe collection fund is just shy of $60,000 - 754 people have donated in just 6 days. This does not include the people that have donated to other collections also started in his memory. Also in addition to the many that have made non monetary donations such as food, gift cards, household items, etc. which continue to come in. To just say thank you would be an understatement, but during a very difficult time like this there is just no other way….so, thank you…. thank you from the deep bottom of our hearts.
The funeral service on Friday, which drew hundreds, was absolutely beautiful and a send off that Steve truly deserved. Some may say, it looked like a hero’s tribute….and in our eyes it was. Steve would have never imagined or expected any of it and if he was actually able to witness it would have humbly commented “I’m just a garbageman.” But to us and to so many, as you can see, he was much more.
We honorably and whole heartedly thank Mayor Bill de Blasio, Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, the entire NYC Department of Sanitation, President of the Teamsters Local 831 Harry Nespoli as well as the entire Local 831 family, the NYPD, the FDNY, the NCPD…the list can go on and on. The genuine kindness and love you all showed that day will stay in our hearts and minds forever.
The outpour of love and support that friends, colleagues, this community, this city and even complete strangers have shown and continue to show has not and will not go unnoticed. Whether a small note left on her doorstep or a large monetary donation, I can promise you that Bina and her family's appreciation is immeasurable. Although it may not be possible to personally thank each and every one of you, please know that it is in your kindness and love that we find solace.
Not now, but one day….we will read to Bina and the kids in detail each and every comment left about her loving husband and their devoted father. I and we, his family and friends, vow to never let his memory be forgotten. His infectious smile that would light up even the darkest of rooms will live on in his kids that share this same trait. Let the memory of that smile and gleam in those crystal blue eyes be the spark that keeps us all connected. Share…please continue to share your stories of Steve with us and with each other. Those who knew him know very well that he always had a good story to tell, one that would engage, your mind, sometimes your finances and your heart as well. So please, I ask that you keep his memory alive by sharing his legacy.
Our family has been shaken to the core and as we continue to grieve and console each other I ask you to never forget him and his family. Please continue to keep Bina and his children in your prayers.
To Steve - there is a hole in our hearts that will never be filled. A void in our lives that will never be replaced. You were one in a million and this world will never, ever see another Steve Frosch.
I am so glad I was home that day when you dropped off the latest issue of Nascar magazine to Mikey. It now sits on his desk where it will forever stay.
I am so glad you were able to be at our house 3 weeks ago to celebrate our son’s 10th birthday and just hang with our family and friends which you loved to do so much.
Lastly, I am beyond grateful to have spent one last dinner at your house 2 weeks ago, just my family and yours like we've done so many times before. I regret rushing you and Tommy to finish your cigars because Bina and I were exhausted and wanted to go to bed. But did our nights, and Im sure the nights of many others close to you, really end any other way??
Tommy and I will miss you more than words can define. You have our word that we will do everything in our power to remain a constant in Bina and the kids lives and promise to do whatever needs to be done. Our entire family vows this and will always be there to support them. We love you…forever.
I leave you with with these last words and Im sure you’ve heard them many times before. However and unfortunately, it sometimes takes moments like these to repeat them. Listen more closely this time and try to live by them a little bit more.
Life is too short.
Love and respect one another.
Stay humble, loyal and honest.
Pay it forward.
Say I love you everyday.
Spend each day like it's your last and count your blessings.
Rest easy Steve…you are forever in our hearts.
Please pass this post to anyone you know of that I can not personally reach.
Lisa Modica (cousin of Bina and Steve Frosch)
I can only express my sadness with silent tears... I knew you guys way back when Juniper Park, that little park and clubs were our places to be... Our biggest decisions were what to wear & where to go... Our biggest sadness was a drama of an innocent time... If we knew then, the real decisions would be how to get through something tragic and what real sadness could be, we would've never believed it... I am sorrowed so deeply by your loss Bina, yet I smile that you married your childhood sweetheart and have 4 children with him... May they give you the strength, courage and fortitude & help you heal... I hope your memories of your many years together can help your heart smile again one day... In my thoughts, Nadine
Cuz when I think of u I think of the perfect worker , father , friend I can't think of something u weren't good at u brought happiness to everyone and I could call u for advice whenever . U always said to join the sanitation and I took the test and I'm waiting on the call I will do everything I can to get that job and try to become half the man u were :( holidays without u will never be the same and Ur kids will always remind me of u and I will always remind them Ur gather was one of the best men I knew and I'm proud to have called him my cuzzin . May u rest in peace and let us all know Ur in a better and safer place watching over us :(
"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget". Steve, thank you for your schönes Lächeln (beautiful smile) and all the wonderful memories. We will miss you tremendously but I know in my heart that you will always be with us in spirit. Your laughter will live on through everyone you have touched, I am grateful that I had the honor of calling you my friend. Your legacy will live on through your beautiful family, may you rest in peace.
To my brother in law Steve you will be miss I wana say thank you for every thing you've done as a brave and honest man you were to my sister and giving us 4 beautiful children I will always for the rest of my life think of you when I look at little Stevie Charlize Frieda and of course baby Jesse with there blue eyes and blond hair cause they look like you they resemble you! I love them so much you have no Idea there my blood also I love you Steve I will watch over them protect and guard them with my life ! I still can't Beleive this would happen to you and us you were the Perfect family happy always smileing full of joy this is the worst thing that could ever happen to me and us as a family the worst tragedy ever to hear my heart is broken you have no idea I can't stop thinking crying sleepless nights god Stevie I wish this never happened man! I love you kid god you may rest in peace ! And thank you once again ! Love your brother in law Joe Cuz!
My Heart hurts as I write this. Steve was a wonderful husband, father and friend. Always thinking of everyone else before thinking of himself. Bina, May God bless you and your beautiful children today and always. May your kids strenght give you hope to continue his memory and legacy. Steve, as you join Alex in Heaven, remember us here in earth, as our guardian angel. Rest in Peace. And forever be remembered.
GOD PLEASE BLESS BINA AND THEIR CHILDREN. MAY YOU HOLD THEM IN YOUR ARMS AND GET THEM THROUGH THIS TIME OF SORROW. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY ALL STEVE. REST PEACEFULLY.