We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at St James Funeral Home
Caesar R. Frondozo passed away peacefully on August 12, 2021. He was surrounded and held closely by his tight-knit family. He was loved and cared for deeply.
He is survived by his wife Thelma and three children: Victoria(Travis), Caesar(Alyssa), and David (Samantha). He was a Grandfather to Grant, Colin, Everett, Bodhi, and Daphne...all who inherited his intelligence,looks, charm, and wit.
Caesar R. Frondozo was an accomplished man and professional. A graduate of the highest ranked academic university in the Philippines, Caesar attained an advanced degree in Architecture. He emigrated to the United States in search of better opportunities and was a successful Registered Architect. As an architect, Caesar led and spearheaded projects for JFK International Airport, Newark International Airport, Syracuse Hancock International Airport, La Guardia International Airport, Atlantic Center, Cornell University, St. John’s University, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the Philippine Consulate in New York City. Caesar was an avid reader, poet, and chess player.
Caesar was a loving and devoted father who took advantage of each and every teachable moment. “The love of a hard battle,” “Be a man of your word,” “If you are not practicing, someone else out there is...and when you meet him, he will beat you,” “Mental toughness,” “Courage under difficult circumstances,” were just some of the things that Caesar taught to his children. Caesar gave his children significant and impactful life lessons-ambition, competition, hard work, persistence, perseverance, stoicism, and legacy. Caesar had foresight, and was magnanimous, and courageous.
Dad taught us how to read, high-level math, how to drive, how to play basketball, golf, baseball and softball...Dad was a successful father who raised 1 daughter-a Division 1 athlete who graduated from an Ivy League university, and 2 sons who went into successful businesses together. Dad coached our teams, checked our homework, advocated for our upward mobility through academics and athletics. As an immigrant who became an American citizen, Dad recognized opportunities, stressed academics, street smarts, achievement, and excellence. Dad raised three children who each contribute significantly to society. Dad loved his children through his actions and always provided sound counsel. Dad was a family man who worked tirelessly to nourish and nurture his family.
You will always be with us, Dad. We will always love you. We are thankful for everything that you’ve done for us. You helped us thrive. You ensured our success and prosperity. We love you eternally and are endlessly grateful. We are privileged to be your children.
We will continue your legacy and move your lineage forward. You will never be forgotten. You are loved now and forever. You will live on, through us. We will be together again.