Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Wooster – Patricia C. Frontz, 88, of Wooster passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Wooster Community Hospital.
She was born March 26, 1931 in Wooster, the daughter of John P. and Antoinette Massaro Grande. She was the seventh of thirteen children and called herself the Middleman. She made herself a special pet of her father, earning herself the nickname Princess by her siblings.  
She was an involved and loving mother. She cared for, fed, and counseled not only her own children and step-children but countless others ”often times until the wee hours of the morning. She was a competitive card and game player, showing no mercy even to the youngest grandchildren. Her kitchen was the heart of her home. Every person that walked through the door was fed delicious food in abundant quantities. And the coffee was always on.  
She and her husband Richard owned and operated Frontz Drilling for many years. After retirement, they created wonderful friendships at their winter home in Florida. There too, the coffee was always on.  
Surviving are her children, Deborah Richards, Barbara (Jim) Geiser, Connie Simpson, Mary Beth Butzer, Jackie (Brian) Driscoll, Veronica Frontz, Doug (Connie) Frontz, Steve (Chris) Frontz, Rod Frontz and Ericka Burgin; 28 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; siblings, Colletta Baldridge of Lafayette, LA, Diane Martens of Celina, OH, and Adrienne Withrow, Marilyn Raby and Rachel Conrad all of Wooster.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Richard E. Frontz on October 28, 2015; stepson, Tim Frontz; grandsons, John Geiser and Joe Frontz; daughter-in-law, Beth Frontz; and siblings Frank, George, John, Eugene Grande and Philomena Wright, Loretta Harsh and Jeanine Wilson.  
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E Larwill St, Wooster on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave, Wooster with Rev. Richard Samide as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.  
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Mary School Fund, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  
Online condolences may be left for the family at  

Memorial Contributions
St. Mary School, PO Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691 or to St. Jude Childrens Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Avenue

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home


  1. You were a second mom to me and I will never forget your kindness, sense of humor, and grace under pressure. You got the crazy teenage years with so many of us and yet you handled it all with a sense of calm… not sure how you did that. Rest In Peace Pat and know you were loved by so many. My sincere sympathy to the family I always was made to feel “a part of”. I love you all.

  2. Offen see her at the palor for breakfast. Very pleasant to talk, sorry for the family.

  3. Your help will always be appreciated.

  4. The world will never be the same because of the beautiful difference one life has made
    In loving memory of someone very special .
    Sympathy and prayers to the family.

  5. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family and to all who were able to call her friend. She truly was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all that were blessed to have known and loved her. May our heavenly father’s love and guidance help all of you through this very difficult time. Holding you in our prayers.

    Scott & Robin Sampson “aka Dave Strader’s sis”

  6. She was such a beautiful lady inside and out!! Lucas loved visiting with her! She will be miss by us all!♡

  7. Sending my condolences to Pat’s family and friends. She and Dick were always very kind and I had some good memories of them.

  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and a Wooster icon. She will always be remembered fondly.

  9. So very sorry for the loss of your mother and step mother. I loved speaking with Pat. She was such a lovely person. My very sincere sympathy goes out to the family.

  10. My sincere sympathy to the families of Pat Frontz. Pat was such a lovely person.


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