Frederic H. Burrow

Jan. 11, 2019

Frederic H. Burrow, of Bainbridge Island, Washington, passed away on January 11, 2019, of an acute infection, surrounded by “his girls”.

Fred was raised in Colorado Springs, CO, by parents Fred and Ruth Burrow. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School and University of Idaho, earning a BS in Business, and was an SAE. He served in the U.S Army and succeeded as a banker with First National Bank of Oregon in Portland and Eugene, and Pacific National Bank of Washington, becoming its President in 1976.

He served in executive capacities in a Seattle advertising and marketing, Ehrig & Assoc., Seattle-King County Convention and Visitors Bureau and as a management action consultant in Bellevue and Anchorage. He served as King Neptune during Seafair in 1981.

He was a volunteer and member of profit and non-profit boards of directors, including the WAC, Bellevue and Anchorage Chambers of Commerce, Anchorage Center for Performing Arts, the Salvation Army and KAKM Public television. He participated in the Eugene MS Walk as a member of “Team Fred”, raising awareness and funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

As a commercial banker and civic leader, he worked with several organizations focused on economic development in Portland, Seattle and Anchorage. He led two trade delegations to China to strengthen economic ties with Seattle and the state of Washington. In partnership with Marian Holt McLain, they successfully completed a strategic plan for the Tourism Alliance of Bainbridge Island, focused on the economic growth and benefits to the island’s business sector.

He leaves behind his significant other, Marian Holt McLain, and former wife, JoAnne Minning Burrow, children Amy, Betsy (John Boyle), and Frederic Christopher, of Eugene, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He’s also survived by his sister, Sandra Coulson (Dick), and nephews, Bret and Bradley Briggs, of Denver, CO.

A wake for friends and family will be held at the Washington Athletic Club on February 9, 2019. Please read the complete obituary at for details and remembrance contributions.

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