April 23, 1958- March 15, 2021
John Frisk of Lake Stevens passed unexpectedly on March 15, 2021 at the age of 62; John lost his long battle with Diabetes and Cardio vascular disease. John was born on April 23, 1958 in Kingston Jamaica where his parents were missionaries.
John leaves behind his wife of almost 40 years, Peggy Gorman Frisk, and 1 son, Nicholas Frisk (Kirkland, WA).John enjoyed fishing and hunting with his son and friends in AZ and WA as well spending as time with his family. John spent many years supporting his son’s baseball career. In addition to attending games, John participated as an umpire for N. Snohomish Little League (NSLL) and was also on the Board of directors for NSLL.
John worked for almost 20 years at SourceAmerica where he worked closely with Non-Profits and the Government to create jobs for people with disabilities. He loved his job and the people he worked with. John was patient, an excellent negotiator, and was well-liked and respected by all who knew him.
John was proceeded in death by his parents William and Ruth Frisk and is survived by his siblings: Bob Frisk (MT), David and Mary Anne Frisk (PA), Thom and Bonnie Frisk (FL), Jim and Susan Frisk (NC), Beth and Ted Kraybill (NY), Karen Sloan (IN), and many nieces and nephews.
John will be greatly missed by all and may he Rest in Peace in God’s hands!
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to Special Olympics Washington at:
A Celebration of Life will be arranged for a later date
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Susan Retter saysJuly 11, 2021 at 10:11 pm
Please accept my belated condolences. I was so shocked to read about John’s passing. I had just sent John and email to Source America (SA) about the passing of my special son Richard when his email bounced back telling me he no longer worked for SA. So I then googled him to see if i could find his current email and this notice came up. I am so sorry for your loss. Given the timing of my sons passing just last month (he was 43) it hit me pretty hard. I have so many fond memories of my time around John. You may remember that we car pooled together for several years when I lived in Mill Creek. He was such a gentle soul and went out of his way to help so many people. He was always there for me when I needed to talk about something, or bounce an idea off. When we moved to Port Ludlow and had an open house he came out early to help us set up our TV which would ultimately hang on our family room wall. Nicholas, remember when we hired you to rake our leaves in Mill Creek? Your Dad came with you and helped! Such wonderful memories I have of John. He was truly one of my favorite people at SA. I believe that John is holding my son’s hand in heaven and showing him around.
Please accept my belated condolences. John was a very special guy indeed and will be missed by many.
Nathan Kilgore saysMarch 28, 2021 at 7:59 pm
Peggy and Nicholas, I had the pleasure of working with John at SourceAmerica for the last 5 years. John was a fantastic Account Manager and an even better human being. No one was more conscientious, dedicated and patient. He always had time for everyone and was as hard a worker as you can find. He took pride in his work and it showed. He had a way with connecting with people that was soothing and uncanny. No matter how difficult the conversation or issue at hand, I personally always felt better after talking with John. He just had a way of making you feel that he was right in there with you, and we would get through it together. Even though I and many others will miss him dearly, please know that he left a legacy of good will and positivity and scores of people like me are better for having known him.
Joe Gomez saysMarch 28, 2021 at 9:46 am
Mrs. Frisk, Nicholas, and family. I am so saddened to hear of John’s passing. The first thing that came to my mind’s eye was his chuckle and broad grin and that I would miss them. I was fortunate enough to assist John on some contract negotiations and to glean some of his extensive knowledge. John will be sorely missed at JP Industries, Tucson.
Genevieve B. saysMarch 26, 2021 at 3:48 pm
Our condolences from PEI, Canada
Robert Bristol saysMarch 23, 2021 at 7:04 pm
Peggy, Nicholas, and Family.
I’m sorry for John’s passing. I with him through one of his govt contracts and really appreciated his help and his genuine personality. John was kind, funny, and instructive. We are all better for knowing John. May the Lord keep his soul until the Day.
Kristin Nguyen saysMarch 23, 2021 at 4:37 pm
John had a way of advocacy that was powerful and strong and made everyone want to follow his lead. I learned a great deal from him. His legacy will have lasting impacts for so many. Peggy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nick Frisk saysMarch 23, 2021 at 3:07 pm
To all of John”s loved ones, we send our most sincere condolences. May God Bless you and give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Love , Cousin Nick Frisk and Family
Paula V Bouwer saysMarch 23, 2021 at 2:45 pm
Peggy and Nicholas
I was so saddened to hear about John’s passing. He was a fun, generous, caring and true family man. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times but my greatest memory is at the WVS Auction when he bidded a trip for his family. He was having so much fun! My heart goes out to you both. Hugs and Love, Paula, Bart and Keven
Marshelle Gaspar saysMarch 23, 2021 at 11:43 am
I’m so very sorry for your loss Peggy & Nicolas. John was truely one of the good guys. His kind heart, sweet spirit and love for his family was obvious. I will miss my firend, may he rest in peace and watch over you.
Norman Senour saysMarch 22, 2021 at 5:34 pm
John was very helpful negotiating the contracts I was involved with. I can hear his strong, kind voice giving me sound advice during challenging business negotiations. He always spoke well of his family… so proud of his son’s baseball skills. I am very sorry to hear of his passing… he will be missed by many of us.
Jen Bean saysMarch 22, 2021 at 5:22 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this difficult time.
Jen Chong Cole saysMarch 22, 2021 at 4:29 pm
Dear Peggy – I am so sorry for your loss. My love, prayers, and warmest thoughts for you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Jen
Erin Williams saysMarch 22, 2021 at 3:48 pm
Dear Peggy, I am so very sorry to hear about your husband. Reading his obituary, he sounds like a remarkable man. Take care of yourself. From your fellow WSRC council member, Erin.
Lesa Dunphy saysMarch 22, 2021 at 2:58 pm
You’re in my heart and thoughts at this time. I hope you always hold onto the warm and wonderful memories you shared together, and that they continue to bring you comfort and peace.
Peace be with you, Lesa
Cara and Phil Cohn saysMarch 21, 2021 at 3:50 pm
I didn’t get to know John well but the few times my husband Phil and I spent time together with Peggy and John will always be sweet memories. John was a kind man who had a generous spirit. We enjoyed spending time together.
Mary Beth and Bob Lee saysMarch 21, 2021 at 7:47 am
Bob and I send love and hugs to you and Nicholas from SC. We have fond memories of meeting with you and John in Seattle.
Steve osher saysMarch 21, 2021 at 6:43 am
I was surprised by John’s sudden passing. I knew and worked with John for 20 plus years – including the time he worked for Northwest Center. My condolences for Peggy and Nicholas. May you cherish the fond memories of John. John was,a good person and he will be missed!
Mike and Nancy Gorman saysMarch 20, 2021 at 10:36 pm
We love you, Peggy and Nicholas, and already miss our brother-in-law. We are upholding you in prayer
Lynn Van Vactor saysMarch 20, 2021 at 8:20 pm
Dearest Peggy & Nicholas,
We are so sad to hear of John’s passing. He was an amazing man, kind, hard working and a wonderful example of a dedicated husband and committed father. The impact of his great work will live on in integrated work as well, evident in Nicolas and family. Thinking of you, sending thoughts and prayers for meaningful connection with others and comfort during this time. Xoxo
Colleen Platt saysMarch 20, 2021 at 1:59 am
Peggy and Nicholas, our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Colleen and Gene Platt
Michelle C (WVS) saysMarch 19, 2021 at 10:44 pm
My thoughts are with you. I am saddened that I didn’t get the opportunity to have further discussions with him. Just from our brief interaction I feel that I missed out on a chance to know a truly incredible person.
Janet Bruckshen saysMarch 19, 2021 at 10:18 pm
I didn’t have an opportunity to be around John for more than a handful of times but it was enough to realize what a wonderful person he was. He was warm and welcoming, encouraging, supportive, funny, thoughtful, and clearly loved his wife and son. I will always remember his reaction after going through a bidding war at our auction to win a trip for his family to Costa Rica. He said holding up the paddle with one hand was fun but handing over his credit card with the other hand, hurt! John devoted his life to supporting individuals with disabilities and inspired others around him to do the same and while he will be missed, his actions will keep impacting our world. Love to you Peggy and Nicholas!
Linda Feeney saysMarch 19, 2021 at 9:51 pm
Peggy and Nicholas, I am so very sorry for your loss. John was a very thoughtful, generous, and kind person who would help anyone in need. He even came over to my house one time to help in my yard, which was not the most enjoyable task. Having worked with John in the Seattle office at SourceAmerica over the last 20 years, I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to get to know John on a daily basis. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and reach out if there is anything that you need.
Michelle saysMarch 19, 2021 at 9:50 pm
My sincere condolences, Peggy and Nicholas. John was a kind person, always available to help his colleagues and share his knowledge. He will be missed. Michelle (SourceAmerica NW Region)
JoLeah Gorman saysMarch 19, 2021 at 4:03 pm
I will remember with fondness the trip to John’s favorite restaurant and the light house park when Brian and I were in Seattle. It was always obvious when around John that his heart was full of love, light, and calm. I will be praying for all who are missing him.
Eileen Mardres saysMarch 19, 2021 at 2:31 am
Lots of love from all John’s Canadian in-laws.
Andre gomez saysMarch 19, 2021 at 1:22 am
I’m so sorry for your loss, he was truly an amazing father and just person in general. He’s definitely going to be missed and I will always think of him in that funny and fun loving person that I met just a few years ago. I wish you well in your grieving process and I am here for anything you and your family need. Much love, Andre
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