FRAZIER, Kenneth L.

In Memorial

Kenneth L. FRAZIER, Age 74, died Friday, April 27. He is survived by his wife,  Judith (nee Lachvayder); brother L. Eugene Frazier (Lyvia); brother-in-law  Jack Lachvayder; sister-in-law Karol Frazier; nieces Michelle Feher (Chris), Pamela Raynor, Jennifer Kingsmill; great-nieces, Cheyanne, Ashlee, Elizabeth, and Isabella.  Ken taught science at North Olmsted H.S. for over three decades. He was active in many science organizations, Kiwanis, and his church. 

PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH for the Funeral Service: Thursday, May 3, 11:00 AM at the North Olmsted United Methodist Church, (4600 Dover Center Rd.).  Visitation: Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 PM at The ZABOR FUNERAL HOME (5680 Pearl Rd., Parma, betw. Snow and Ridge). Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Should friends desire, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

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  1. Elizabeth Lashley on April 30th, 2012 5:33 pm

    Mr. Frazier, you made me learn the periodic table. It was a mountain for me in HS but wow, for my lifetime I used it every day in one way or another. Thank you…………..

  2. David and Jan Reser on May 1st, 2012 7:15 am

    Judy and family, A friend and colleague for over 50 years we are deeply sadden by his death. He had a true love for science and teaching and it was an honor to know and work with him.

  3. Cheryl Dubsky on May 1st, 2012 10:33 am

    Dear Judy and Family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences. Ken was a true professional and gentleman. He modeled integrity, high expectations, academic inquiry, as well as a sense of humor and compassion. Ken touched the lives of many,

    It is an honor and a privilege to have known and worked with him. I appreciated that he continued to visit and kept in touch after his retirement, and always enjoyed our conversations.

    Ken contributed significantly to the educational excellence of the science program, North Olmsted High School, the district and community.

    He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. My thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

  4. Judy Kaylor on May 1st, 2012 1:20 pm

    Judy and Jack,
    my deepest sympathy to you both, Ken always made me laugh,
    he will be a great loss,
    My heart goes out to you at this difficult time

  5. Nancy Plumb Tessman on May 1st, 2012 3:39 pm

    Ken Frazier had an impact on three generations in my family. He taught me chemistry at NOHS. My son, Matt, had Ken for physics. And Ken prepared income tax forms for my mother at the North Olmsted Senior Center.

    He was a kind and caring person, an excellent teacher and friend. He will be missed but not forgotten.

  6. Shari Demby on May 1st, 2012 6:49 pm

    “The Golden Voice of the Eagles” will be missed and never forgotten!

  7. Sandra (Martel) Dent on May 1st, 2012 9:26 pm

    Mr. Frazier as a teacher and as a mentor had a great impact upon my life. My initial career choice out of high school was directly related to classes he taught, and I was blessed to be in.

    He was one of the teachers I would have to go see when-ever I was home on leave. So many funny stories of things that went on in his classes, the disorganized but still organized chaos of labs and experiments of playing with “toys” came in handy when I was ‘teaching’ the same topics to another generation.

    My deepest condolences on the lost of husband, brother, uncle. He was a good man and his impact on the lives of others continues on.

  8. Joseph Buzzelli on May 3rd, 2012 6:22 am

    Although we only traveled together a short time, it was enough to recognize the wit, humor and insight of a wonderful and caring man. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Don Kraps on May 4th, 2012 8:22 pm

    Dear Judy and Jack;
    I offer my sincere condolences for your loss of Ken. He meant so much to so many people. I pray that knowledge of his influence on so many people will be a consolation in your grief. I remember, fondl,y having dinner with you all and your house.
    May God bless you with sweet memories and eternal love
    Rev Don W. Kraps

  10. Gene & Linda Sentz on May 6th, 2012 2:00 pm

    Dear Judy and Jack,
    We’re so sad to hear of Ken’s passing. What a wonderful gentleman he was. We’ll always remember him as loving the Montana Rocky Mountains.
    Our sincere condolences to you and the family,
    Gene and Linda Sentz
    Choteau, Montana

  11. Gene & Linda Sentz on May 6th, 2012 2:18 pm

    Dear Judy and Jack,
    We are so sad to hear that Ken passed away. He was such a fine gentleman, and we’ll always remember his love for Montana’s Rocky Mountains.
    Our sincere condolences to you and the family,
    Gene & Linda Sentz
    Choteau, Montana

  12. judy knepp headings on June 11th, 2012 4:23 pm

    I was kenneth’s neighbor in Yeagertown,Pa when I was little.Still live there.Please give Eugene my sympathy.

  13. Gary Hackett on June 14th, 2012 3:19 pm

    Dear Judy and Family,

    I was saddened to hear of Ken’s passing while out of town. I only learned it of this last week.

    I have fond memories of Ken as a friend, co-worker, and keeper of the toys at good old NOHS. The Seven Lazy P guest ranch also evokes some good memories of times in the Montana wilderness.

    I will always remember with good humor the founder of our rather exclusive S.I.N. Society on our shared birthday. I’d like to think that Ken and Sir Isaac are sitting somewhere sharing a pint and dicussing the order of the universe.

    My deepest sympathies to you and yours.


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