IN MEMORIAM: Philip Frisbee, 61;
Columnist, Broadcaster In County
Philip L. Frisbee died Feb. 3, 2017, at home in The Plains, Va., where he lived for the past 16 years with his family, Andrea B. Currier and their son August Bell Currier, age 15.
He was born July 11, 1955, in Denver, Colo. As the son of Col. John L. Frisbee and Lucy Post Frisbee, his childhood homes and schools were diverse, West Point to Mclean, Va.
Philip graduated from Potomac High School in 1973 and received a BFA from The Corcoran School of Art in 1979.
His career in the visual arts was varied: sculpture, graphic design, collage, photography.
He also worked in journalism, as art critic for Washington Review & Style Weekly Magazine in Richmond, Va., editor for Appomattox Times Virginian, and for The Freeman’s Journal of Cooperstown, where he wrote an op-ed column called “Water Rat”.
His journalism included radio broadcast in Oneonta.
Philip enjoyed living life in a tactile fashion as artist, as musician, as boat builder, as homesteader, as naturalist.
He was a committed old-fashion letter correspondent, maintaining writing relationships over decades.
When he contracted multiple sclerosis in 2001, he made a book of poetry called “Life’s Breath”.
He was predeceased by two brothers, John L. Frisbee Jr. and Ralph P. Frisbee, leaving Susan Leidy and Trish Frisbee surviving sister-in-laws.
Stephen V. Frisbee is a surviving brother living in China with his wife Xiaoying. Additional surviving family are seven nephews and nieces, and their children.
August B. Currier is his beloved off-spring.
A private service is to be scheduled in April.
Contributions in Philip’s memory may be made to the Delaware County Historical Association, email@example.com or (607) 746-3849, located at the historical home of Judge Gideon Frisbee in Delhi, NY.