Albert Roger Frisbee, 65, passed away March 9, 2023, at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alma Justice Frisbee and Willie Lee Frisbee; and one nephew, Robert Neil Buchanan.

He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Elsie Longino Frisbee, and daughter, Jessica Longino Frisbee of Mooresville and Hendersonville, N.C.; sister, Sandra Frisbee Buchanan (Charles). of Bakersville, N.C.; nephew, Jeffrey Buchanan (Kinsley) and family of Simpsonville, S.C.; and many cousins, co-workers and friends.

He studied chemistry at UNC-Asheville and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind. He started his career as a Research Chemist-Laboratory Automation with Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, Miss. He worked for Pisgah Labs in Pisgah Forest for nine years before co-founding PharmAgra Labs with Dr. Peter Newsome in Brevard which was acquired by Raybow PharmaScience in 2019, where he worked as co-president of Raybow USA. During his long and productive career he also co-founded Ardeal Pharma, Inc. and the non-profit, Ardeal Research Institute, both of Brevard.

He has three patents under his name and his works have been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Organic Chemistry and the Journal of American Chemical Society.

He loved lake life, boating and opening his home in Mooresville to family and friends for weekend getaways. He loved to travel and explore foods from all cultures. His passion was his Ford Mustang and researching ways to increase its performance.

A celebration of life and luncheon will be held Sunday, March 26, 2023, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Family Life Center, 27 Oleta Road,in Hendersonville (in the Dana Community). Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory of Mooresville is proudly serving the Frisbee family.

Condolences may be made to the family at

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