Category: Sun Coast
Tag: Memoriam on Jon Frick
It is with deep regret that we convey the passing today (11/1/15) of
Sun Coast Table Brother Jon Frick (aka Mr. Clean), Flag # 200. Jon was 75
years old at the time of his death.
Jon battled small cell carcinoma for the last two years. During that period,
after regimens of chemotherapy and radiation, he was twice pronounced cancer
free. However, small cell carcinoma is an unyielding foe, and a recent
diagnostic test confirmed its virulent reappearance.
Jon was a native of Ohio. He was a US Navy veteran, as well as a retired
police officer. Jon was also an entrepreneur and owned his own patio
furniture upholstery business immediately prior to he and Bette relocating
to the Bradenton, FL area from Ohio in 1998. He was inducted into the
Brotherhood of The Coast in 2003, and served as Sun Coast Table Captain from
2008->2012. He was also a member of the Counsel of Sages under immediate past
National Captain Charles Hankins.
Jon, and his beloved captive Bette, were devoted members of the BOC. All
those who met Jon were struck by his imposing presence, booming voice,
gentle nature, graciousness, and the genuine affection he displayed toward
brothers and captives alike. During his years as Sun Coast Captain, Jon
presided over four very successful Little Pirates Christmas Zafs, as well as
hosting a National Captains Meeting.
Besides his love of the sea, Jon was a classic car aficionado, a motorcycle
enthusiast, and taught himself to be a superb paver artisan. Those visiting
Bette and Jon’s home in northwest Bradenton marveled at the beautiful pavers
Jon installed around the entire outside of the house. Jon and Bette were
also patrons of the arts and devoted much of their time and funds to the
Manatee Players, a local community theater organization in Bradenton, FL.
Jon was an Emeritus Member of the Manatee Players Board of Directors.
Jon’s good nature was infectious. It was indeed difficult not to be in high
spirits when conversing with him about anything BOC related. He truly loved
this organization, and we will all be the poorer for his passing. Of course
everyone has foibles, and Jon was no exception. He smoked too much, and
drank too little (he was always happier with Mountain Dew in his glass
rather than rum).
Besides his captive Bette, Jon leaves behind daughters Jennifer, Debbie, and
Katy, and son Jay, along with numerous grandchildren. Jon wished to be
cremated and have his ashes scattered in the Manatee River. There will be an
announcement forthcoming as to when that ceremony will take place.
John D’Alusio (aka The Crab), US Flag 192
Sun Coast Table