Vernie Mathison

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: founder and longtime owner of the West Orange, New Jersey-based air conditioning systems firm Frost Point Heating and Cooling, Inc. who had established the small-scale business a few years after immigrating from Jamaica to the United States with his wife Janet and eldest son Jerome in 1981, but who was recently bedridden with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease) earlier this year.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from respiratory and heart failure due to power outage during Hurricane Sandy

 

Born: 1951

 

Died: November 7, 2012

 

Location: West Orange, New Jersey