My father was known to many to have a witty sense of humor, and was a caring man who always looked out for everyone around him. He never really had an angry bone in his body and was always patient and understanding. 

Many will remember him from his many travels to Asia for work, diving his way through Guam, Palau and the Marianas. His ability to read, write and speak Japanese was always a head turner. 

My father was a simple man at home, but his palate was luxurious. He definitely found pleasure in a perfectly seasoned mid-rare wagyu ribeye with a glass of the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, or the umami taste of a fresh "toro" part of a tuna complemented by a warm cup of sake.

He met so many people and touched so many lives, but at the end of the day, he had me and my brother.

Our dad was the "corniest" man I know. He always either had a pun or some silly joke that I would chuckle but roll my eyes at. He had this way of making you feel loved and secure even if we were many miles away. He was not perfect by any means, but did the best he could and was my dad. He loved my brother and me with all his being. His love, his legacy and his name will live on within us. 

~ Juanita "Michi" Fryer