Innovative, honest, enthusiastic. Those are the words friends and family used to describe Autumn Hills resident Matt Frolich.
Frolich celebrated his 89th birthday July 18 at Francisco's Restaurant in Minden.
"His best characteristic is his continual optimism of doing new or innovative things on projects that make sense," said Full Circle Compost owner Craig Witt. "Matt was my high school chemistry teacher. I learned everything in life is chemical in one part or another."
Born July 18, 1923, in San Pedro, Calif., Frolich grew up in the San Fernando Valley.
In 1942 ,he served as a Pharmacist Mate in the …