Frederick K. Johnson passed away on December 25, 2013 at the age of 84. He is survived by his beloved wife, Marlene Meyer, his brother Harold Johnson, his children Greg Johnson, Ted (Julie), Sally (Steve) Farrell and Scott (Kara) Johnson, and his grandchildren Heidi, Kirsten, Tess, Ben, Grant, Kaley, Sarah, Silas and Dow. Fred was born in Aberdeen, Washington on July 2, 1929. He had a long career in radio and television broadcasting at stations in Aberdeen, Spokane, Seattle and Bellingham before retiring in 1994 and moving to Cincinnati, Ohio to be with Marlene. Highlights of his career include working as a radio disc jockey during the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, winning a local Emmy and (from his children’s perspective) being the voice of Frisky Frolics on KVOS-TV. Fred also was an accomplished community theater actor and amateur magician. In his later years, he enjoyed photography and travel, especially when either or both involved his grandchildren or the Seattle Mariners. Of all his gifts, Fred’s ability to make people laugh and feel good about themselves stood out, even to the very end of his life. There will be a celebration of his life on December 31, 2013 starting at 12 pm at the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church 111 East 4th Street in Aberdeen, Washington.
Frederick K. Johnson
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