Harlyn D. “Butch” Froh, 64

Mar 15, 2020
Harlyn D. “Butch” Froh, 64, of Rochester passed away Monday, March 9, after a brief illness. He was the husband of Kimberly (White) Froh. They had been married over 40 years.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Harlyn H. Froh and Lucille B. (Mayer) Froh. He was raised in Acushnet and lived in Rochester for 34 years.

Butch was employed as a master mechanic for D.W. White Construction Company for 42 years. He also did many other kinds of work, as he was a jack-of-all trades.

He enjoyed riding and racing dirt bikes and was well known for his long “wheelies” in his younger years. He attended Church in the Pines. He enjoyed shooting guns, building cars, using his creative skills, and spending time with his family and friends. He was especially grateful for every moment he got to spend with his grandson, Logan. He loved to travel and be in the warm weather, but what he loved most was his beautiful wife, Kim, who he adored until the day he died. It’s not “til death do us part” but “until we meet again.”

He is survived by his wife, Kim; his children, Melissa Douglas and her husband, Craig, and Gregory Froh; two brothers, David Froh and his wife, June and Mark Froh and his wife, Karol; his grandson, Logan Douglas; his aunts, Theresa Saulnier and Germaine Bourque and uncle, Maurice Bourque and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was the father of the late Jeremiah “Jay” Froh, and brother of the late Michael Froh.

His funeral service was held on Saturday March 14. Burial was in White Cemetery, East Freetown. Arrangements were by the Saunders-Dwyer Home for Funerals, 495 Park St., New Bedford. For a guestbook, visit www.saundersdwyer.com.