Dr. James Amasa Frizzell

Sanibel, Fla. — Dr. James Amasa Frizzell, 70, of Sanibel lost his battle with cancer at Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, Fla. on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. Jim, born on Oct. 26, 1943, was the son of the late Theodore and Martha Frizzell of Charlestown, N.H. He is survived by his loving wife, Janet Frizzell of Sanibel and his son, Justin, and his wife, Laurie, and granddaughter, Aria Frizzell of Annapolis Junction, Md. He is also survived by his sisters and brother: Katharine “Trinka” and her husband, Edwin Blaisdell, North Haverhill, N.H.; Theodora “Todi” and her husband, Thomas Frick, Charlotte, N.C.; Elizabeth “Betsy” and her husband, Allyn Bascom, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Robert “Bob” and his wife, Polly Frizzell, Charlestown, N.H.; 16 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Julian Frizzell.

Jim grew up in Charlestown, N.H., graduated from UNH in 1964, and medical school at UVM in 1968. His medical internship was at Denver General Hospital, followed by Internal Residence at Dartmouth Medical School. He spent two years in the Army during the Vietnam War (at Walter Reed Hospital), finally completing his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Dartmouth. Jim began his career as a gastroenterologist in Frederick, Md., in 1974, the first sub-specialist in Frederick. In 1988, he built and opened the Frederick Medical and Surgical Building, which included the Frederick Surgical Center, one of the first ambulatory surgical centers in Maryland. He continued his practice with Janet as Practice Manager, until retiring in 2010.  

Jim and Janet have had a home on Sanibel since 1997 and own several businesses including Huxter’s Market and Deli, Huxter’s Liquiors and Sanibel Spirits. Since their retirement, they have become permanent residents of Sanibel.

Jim, along with Janet, became involved with the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village where he was on the Board of Directors. A Memorial service will be held at the Sanibel Historical Museum and Village at a later date.

Funeral services will be held at the Charlestown Congregational Church, Main Street, Charlestown, N.H. at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, with Rev. Susan Grant Rosen Pastor officiating. All family and friends are invited to attend a reception at the Sumner House following the service. Burial will be held in Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown in the spring.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Jim’s memory to Sanibel Historical  Museum and Village, 950 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel, FL, or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.   

Arrangements are with the Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main Street, Charlestown.

To view an online memorial, send a message of condolence or for more information, visit www.stringerfh.com.