Steven Frazier, 48, of Stoneham, passed away at his home on Wednesday
Frazier was beloved among viewers and followers on social media for his sense of humor and positivity during his battle with Alzheimers disease, according to a station statement issued Wednesday.
Frazier may have made headlines for arriving on set with his suit jacket still sporting its hanger attached, which soon became an unforgettable part of his routine and an iconic moment for viewers of his show.
Early Life and Education
He was an accomplished businessman and owned Frazier Sheet Metal in Stoneham. He worked hard to achieve his goals and took great pleasure in passing on his expertise in the industry to his sons.
He later went on to play basketball for Southern Illinois University (SIU), winning their inaugural National Invitation Tournament and propelling them into Division I status.
He later obtained a doctorate in art therapy from Mount Mary University, as well as master’s degrees in counseling from resident college and educational specialist degrees as a school psychologist from national Louis university. His approach included both talk psychotherapy as well as creative arts therapy – in addition to creating online workshops for professional development.
Steven Frazier made his professional boxing debut on September 12, 1980, winning nine fights before losing to Larry Holmes via first round TKO in 1988. In total, he went 19-2 during his boxing career — losing both title fights but having 19 victories overall.
Dr. Frazier earned both his doctorate in art therapy from Mount Mary University and master’s degree in counseling at his resident university. His eclectic clinical approach incorporates talk psychotherapy with creative arts interventions.
Frazier is an impressive four-star offensive tackle ranked No.152 overall by 247 Sports’ recruiting rankings, and would add significant depth to Michigan’s 2024 recruiting class – already one of the five strongest nationally this year, adding Frazier would only enhance it.
Achievement and Honors
Frazier was recently honored as part of ESPN 2021 recruiting class. An outstanding marksman with remarkable range and accuracy, Frazier competes at all levels of competition including Navy national championships as well as two-time state rifle champion at Union Grove High School in Georgia.
Michigan is an outstanding program looking to secure Frazier as one of their targets and will host him for an unofficial visit next month. They are among many schools who have extended offers – Auburn, Clemson, Florida State and Texas A&M are also among those which have offered him.
Hudson Yuncke and Maggie Turner have been honored with being honored as Knights of Columbus John Marshall Students of the Month for March by Grand Knight Lou Richmond at an award ceremony recently. Both students excel academically while being active participants in J.M. hockey and tennis clubs at school; additionally they all attain Honors status.
Steven Frazier lived an exciting and loving life. He was an exemplary father, husband, brother and son; an active member of Unity Baptist Church in Richmond, Kentucky; enjoyed racing cars and long jeep rides; as well as working for his family’s business as an excavator.
Professor Thomas earned both his doctorate in art therapy from Mount Mary University and Master’s Degrees in counseling from Resident University. His eclectic clinical approach integrates talk psychotherapy as well as creative arts therapy into its services.
Frazier leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Loverna Ruth Scheuvront Frazier of Clarksburg; two children Shawna Dawn Davis and Philip; four brothers including Gary, Tim, Jeremy, Jennifer Fraziers as well as numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him deeply. His sense of humor, strength, and unconditional love for family will all be sorely missed.
Frazier has more than 10 years of financial advising experience. He currently works at Lpl Financial LLC in Wakefield, Rhode Island and holds both a Series 66 license as both a securities agent and investment advisor representative.
He owns a home in Sherman Oaks, California which features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool and spa – as well as being home to some notable guests such as Kobe Bryant and Tom Cruise whom he interviewed regularly for interviews.
Frazier was also dedicated to his family life; he and his wife have been married for more than 50 years and raised two sons together. He worked hard at Frazier Sheet Metal, proudly witnessing its continued growth under his sons’ management.