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Eric Gladsjo

Eric Gladsjo, 56, of Seattle, WA, passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2021 at his home.

He was born in Seattle on March 23, 1965, son of the late Ted and Jessie Gladsjo. He is survived by his sister Gail Amole and Gail’s grown children.

Eric attended Roosevelt High School and graduated from Western Washington University in Bellingham, having earned a degree in Communications.

He dedicated his professional life to customer service jobs, including many years with Safeway and Fred Meyer, which appealed to him because he loved connecting with people.

Eric also loved nostalgia. He appreciated—and often collected—things from the past: movies, fashion, furniture, architecture, and classic cars.

He was a voracious reader of biographies, especially those of Hollywood stars. He was a big fan of Barbara Stanwyck and Joan Crawford (whose birthday he shared).

Eric was also a performer and appeared in several avant-garde films and local cabaret productions. He is remembered for his fearless characterizations and strong work ethic.

Eric leaves behind many friends and will be sorely missed.

A memorial gathering will be held at 11AM on Saturday, July 17 at Magnolia Park, 1461 Magnolia Blvd W in Seattle. Family, friends, and co-workers are welcome to attend and reminisce.


We knew Eric as a kind and generous person, one you could say was a really nice man . We always enjoyed his company, and were shocked to hear he had died, shocked and saddened. We will miss him.


Bill and Hallie Appel

Eric truly cared about his fellow human being in a way that is unique. He was interested in people. A solid friend, he was genuinely concerned about other people’s problems and unusually sympathetic to them. We are also grateful to him because he happened to be the reason we met. We will miss our friend very much.

George and Hoa Appel

So many memories working together & seeing each other around Issaquah going to definitely be missed by many people this is for sure. I’ll never forget Eric.

- Angelina E.

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