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John “Jack” Frazier, age 66, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, December 15, 2018. He was born in Darby, PA to Richard E. Frazier and Anne VanInwegan Frazier on January 23, 1952. He was diagnosed in August with Glioblastoma.
He grew up in Matawan, NJ where he discovered his life-long interest in photography. He worked at Trenton State College for five years and served as an advisor to the college radio station, WTSR. Jack loved to take his VW Van to the Jersey Shore and drove across country to visit his grandfather’s church at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on the Havasupai Indian Reservation.
Jack received his B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1993) from Syracuse University, where he worked for 9 years after graduation. In 1992, he joined Seattle-based Holland America Lines (HAL) as a Safety and Sanitation Specialist and retired in 2017 as the Deputy Director of Compliance Programs, Safety and Environmental Regulatory Services. With HAL, he travelled from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle, visiting North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Jack was a member of the Association of deLijn N.A., an organization of HAL active and retired cruise professionals. He cherished his Holland America family.
The proud father of two Eagle Scouts, he was involved with the Boy Scouts of America Troop 407 from 1995-2007. He loved to cook, hike, and spend time with his family.
Jack is survived by his wife of 40 years, Theresa Turner; sons Zachary (Jessica Dame) and Jake (Shannon Gwinn); his siblings Rick Frazier (Cindy) and Anne Markwith (Glenn); several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jack’s name may be made out to Washington Trails Association (see link below).
Washington Trails Association