Remembering Barry W. Frost, 1956-2020

Family and friends are remembering Barry W. Frost, and sharing this with his community:

Barry Wayne Frost passed away December 18th, 2020 at his home in West Seattle.

He was born October 2nd, 1956, in Pontiac, Michigan, and grew up in the small town of Logan, Illinois. After high school he joined the Navy and traveled the world on the USS Midway. While stationed in Seattle, he met his wife Sue. His son BJ and daughter Leah were born soon after.

When he wasn’t coaching or cheering on his two children’s sports teams, he was a die-hard Seattle sports fan and loved watching the Seahawks, Huskies, and Mariners. He worked at the University of Washington, where he retired after 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Sue, his son B.J. (Jamie), and daughter Leah; his brothers Buddy (Lowell), Allen, and Bruce (Samutha), and sisters Elaine (John) and Karla (Avin); as well as his Aunt Janet and Cousin Steve (Tracy).

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8 Replies to "Remembering Barry W. Frost, 1956-2020"

  • Janet F December 21, 2020 (10:06 am)

    So sorry and sad to hear about this.Not only did my kids grow up with and play sports with the Frost kids as neighbors but my husband was a fellow coach . Barry always had a huge smile on his face. He will be missed. 

  • Brendan J. December 21, 2020 (11:31 am)

    He will be missed. Best condolences to the family. 

  • Mark K. December 22, 2020 (6:46 am)

    Sue and Family, It was so sad to hear the news about Barry. He was a very important part of the UW Power Plant family. He was the most helpful person I’ve ever met, from helping move to a new house to replacing a starter on my truck, there was nothing he wouldn’t do to help others. We’ve missed him since his retirement and we’ll miss him even more now. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to help.

  • Ron Frees December 22, 2020 (1:43 pm)

    I’ll miss you brother.

  • Ray Massie December 22, 2020 (2:10 pm)

    Sue, sorry for you and your family’s loss.

  • Jon Hall December 22, 2020 (4:53 pm)

    Prayers for the entire Frost family.   

  • Kenny Roach December 22, 2020 (5:43 pm)

    I grew up with  all of the  Frost  boys  right there in the  big  town Logan. The  Frost  family and  Roach  family  have  known each other for years. I think  alot of  all of them. Dam good  friends. 

  • Gary Zett December 23, 2020 (8:06 am)

    Sorry to here Barry leaving us so young.  My heart goes out to the Frost family.

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