Gary R. Frenz, 69

Born and raised in Greenwich, and then resided in Rye, NY, Gary passed peacefully on April 28, 8:45pm.

Gary graduated from Greenwich High School in 1972, lettering in football and serving in the Key Club. After lifeguarding at Byram Shore and Island Beach for the town of Greenwich, he enjoyed a little bit of college, but went on to play bass guitar in a band and tour the Vermont/New Hampshire Ski Clubs’ Circuit…then moved on to get his degree in Architecture and pursue a life in construction and related services.

From boating and water skiing around Byram Harbor during the ’60s, playing Varsity football for Greenwich High School in the ’70s, then playing Bass Guitar professionally to designing additions and homes the remainder of his time. Even speeding down I-95 from the 80 mph on up, Gary seemed fearless and invincible at times… but always had a warm smile in doing so.

Let Gary’s memory be a happy one, with a presence of Smiles and Laughs. While sharing stories and photos…Smile.

Gary leaves behind his trusted dog, “Merlin,” his beloved niece, Allison, sister-in-law, Natalie and brother Billy along with Aunt Cherie, Uncle Richie, Aunt Lee and Cuzzin’ Barbara, the ‘sister’ he never had.

A 10:00am service on Saturday, May 27 will be held at St. Roch’s Church, 10 St. Roch Ave in Greenwich, CT 06830, with a reception following immediately in the church’s annex, where friends and family can gather for refreshments and stories to sooth the soul.

Donations can be made in Gary’s name to the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation, a leader in cancer research located in Cold Springs Harbor, Long Island…our great place to water ski.