September 29, 2011
Belinda Frishman died at her home in Aspen on Sept. 27, 2011. She would have wanted it worded that “Belinda Frishman died of decrepitude,” which was her way of saying that she had a great life and she wasn’t willing to suffer the pain anymore from repeated vertebrae fractures. She died on her own terms, in her own bed in her beautiful home.
She had been a resident of Aspen since 1965 and is survived by many wonderful and devoted friends who enjoyed her wonderful companionship as she dearly enjoyed theirs. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Dr. Jack Frishman, who died last summer at the age of 95. They had been married for 53 years.
She was a graduate of University of California Berkley, taught English at American Air Force bases in Germany after World War II and here at Aspen High School. She remained a lifelong world traveler with more trips to Europe than she could even count.
Belinda requested that no formal memorial services be held. But she would be honored, for those who wish, to make a donation to Tom’s Door (www.tomsdoor.com) in her memory.
She loved this town. She loved her friends. Her last words were, “Thank you one and all.”