Edward McAdam Frisbee, devoted husband, loving father and grandfather, and caring friend, died peacefully on January 9, 2020, at the age of 84 in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.
Ed was born on June 28, 1935, in New Orleans, LA. He spent his childhood years in Louisiana and attended Georgia Tech University. He was happily married to Patricia Joy, his partner in life, for 53 years. Together, they raised 5 children. Ed practiced as a civil engineer in Miami and upon retirement continued to consult for former associates.
He was preceded in death by his amazing wife, Patricia Joy Frisbee and survived by his 5 children Genevieve (Michael) Borushok, Edward/Adam (Karin)Frisbee, Jr, Patrece (Kim Cox) Frisbee, Michelle (Michael) Frisbee Hartmann, Kathy (William) Frisbee Steele and eleven grandchildren Matthew Frisbee, Jessica Borushok, Mary Frisbee, Scott Frisbee, Rebekah Frisbee, Logan Steele, Leah Steele, Cassie Hartmann, Adam Hartmann, Lacey Steele, and Layna Steele. He is also survived by his siblings, Warren (Polly) Frisbee, Eileen (AJ) Capritto, and Joey (Patty) Frisbee; Cousin Anne (Steve) Robillard and numerous nieces and nephews
Besides spending time with family and friends, Ed was an avid Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Georgia Tech and LSU fan. His pets, Romeo and Miss Cat, kept him company while living in Palm Beach County and Niceville. He was known for his quick wit and a laugh that would bring joy to those who surrounded him. His love for the outdoors led him to become a Master Gardener in his retirement and created butterfly gardens in multiple locations for many to enjoy. Ed and Patricia Joy enjoyed traveling at their own pace in an RV.
He was able to complete a bucket list item by vacationing with his entire family in Panama and being able to cruise the Panama Canal. This was a lifelong dream he was able to complete in the last months of his life.
He will be deeply missed by his family. However, we know he is in heaven with his beloved wife, Joy, dancing to Jimmy Buffet somewhere in Margaritaville.
Family and friends are invited to attend a mass at Christ our Redeemer at 1028 White Point Rd., Niceville, FL on January 25, 2020, at 10:00 am. There will be a gathering, to celebrate Ed’s life, immediately following the mass. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Quantum House (quantumhouse.org) in West Palm Beach Florida. This facility holds a special place in Ed’s heart.
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