JAVED "JAY" FRISTEDT
October 01, 1975 - January 03, 2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018 12:25 AM
Jay- It is surreal to be in Seattle right now. This time last year, you, Isabel , Heather, Filomena and me among other people, some we liked, some we didn't, were at AMS. I am so glad I got to go on that trip especially so I could witness you telling a certain someone to F off, respectfully - it was glorious. You had a way with words, you spoke your mind, you were real, you knew the answer to pretty much every question and..... you were always willing to make every moment a teaching moment. Thank you for all of your advice before Dan and I moved to Seattle. Dan is still trying to process why a mentor who he was just beginning to know is gone- you made such a huge impression in such a short time. Just so you know, Dan is well into completing his AWS certification, our TV has been transformed with a raspberry pi and answers to Alexa when we don't have an Alexa device and I am sure he will continue to do tons of cool shit with the advice and knowledge you gave him. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Laura Catarineau (Seattle, WA)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:07 PM
I worked with Jay a bit more than a half of year. He was so energetic. The part of his energy goes to you when you talk to him. You know, an energy to build great things together. I Remember the series he liked and suggested me to watch - Gadget Man. Glad I finally saw him on skype while one of our meeting sessions. My deepest condolences to his family. I will miss you, Jay
Alexander Volkov (Saint-Petersburg)
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:52 PM
Jay, thanks for always being the person at Earth Networks who forced me to try new things. Like questionable looking sushi and VR. I will miss all of the good times together with you and Isabel.
Filomena Martini (NJ)
Saturday, January 13, 2018 4:44 PM
Jay, was thinking of our evening ping pong duels at work. Will miss you my friend!
Saurav Mazumdat (Washington, DC)
Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:53 AM
Jay was simply a great person. Jay and I worked together for the last seven months. As time progressed we realized we had quite a bit in common outside of work and that was special. He's left an impact on my life as well as the entire QA team. Thanks for the memories friend. Rest in peace.
Sunny Mallick (Ellicott City, MD)
Friday, January 12, 2018 11:09 PM
I met Jay early 2009 in search of tennis partner after moving to Maryland. There are so many wonderful memories via tennis scene at Montgomery Village courts... He was gem of a person, highly intelligent yet incredibly humble.
I will miss you tennis buddy...
Asif Rasheed (Silver Spring, MD)
Friday, January 12, 2018 8:04 AM
Deeply sadden. Jay had influenced my career path a lot. Thank you, Jay, for an opportunity working with you and getting to know you as a compassionate human being. Your integrity at work instilled a deep belief there is always a time and place for human connection. Rest at peace.
Natalia Tsymbalenko (Potomac, MD)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:23 AM
I worked with Jay for last 6 months. He was very disciplined and focused on his work. One of the best quality he had was being very humble in nature. Such a talented guy to miss and we enjoyed playing ping pong. I ll miss him very much.
robert nadar (Elkridge, MD)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:16 AM
My deepest condolences to Jay's family and loved ones. I'll always remember Jay as a consummate coworker who was guided by his empathy and desire to build great things. I wish you could have dragged me to Mai Thai just one more time. You will be missed and your stamp on this world was bigger than you may have realized.
Jason Kaskel (Boca Raton, FL)
Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:35 AM
I worked with Jay for about half a year. I enjoyed working with him. We played ping pong together very often and we had a lot of fun. He's a fun person to be around. I even have his ping pong paddle that I traded with him. I will remember him every time I pick up the paddle.
Wai Kei Ng (Ellicott City, MD)