Robert L. Terdiman, also known as "Steve Kelsey," 56, Duncansville, died unexpectedly Sunday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.
He was born in Philadelphia, son of Sharon (Kelsey) Terdiman and the late Marvin Terdiman. He married Denise Cogan on Aug. 16, 1998.
Surviving are his wife; his mother; two children: Ryan M. Ickes at home and Katie Walters (Michael) of Hollidaysburg; a brother, Jay S. (Kathryn) of Berwick; a nephew and godson, Jayson Terdiman of Lake Placid, N.Y.; as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and a nephew.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, James M. Cogan.
Rob was a 1975 graduate of Altoona Area High School and Penn State University with a degree in communications. He started in radio in 1974 with WFBG as a disc jockey. He was a well-known radio personality, hosting "All Night Album Rock" starting in 1977, then evolving into the legendary "Frogman" with Froggy 98 since its inception in 1991. He was also well known for sharing his love of music by disc-jockeying teen dances, weddings and gatherings throughout Froggy Land.
He was a sports fan of all Philadelphia teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes, NASCAR driver Mark Martin and the Altoona Curve.
Rob was a board member of the American Heart Association, former president and vice president of the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, and a volunteer for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He was involved with the Christmas Carol Foundation for 24 years and visited kindergarten through third-grade classes to record the Pledge of Allegiance to be played on the radio. He also facilitated Trick or Treat for Kids Who Can't.
He continues to give back generously to his community through organ donation.
Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
The family requests that contributions be made to the Christmas Carol Foundation, 1 Forever Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, or to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.